The workplace often brings out conflict. When you are passionate about your work and good at your job, you're not always going to agree with everyone. In fact, conflicting viewpoints are part of what makes a workplace creative and productive. But conflict doesn't have to ruin your day or damage your relationship with your colleagues.
Our world is sprinting forward while we are asleep at the wheel (bug zapper), into one where our tech is consuming us. Where we are all becoming more shackled and imprisoned by the innovations to which there seemingly is no escape. Are you OK with that?
You don't need to be perfect to be worthwhile, and you don't need to completely self-sufficient to cope with stress. In order to experience true connection, we must need and be needed, give and receive. Over, and over again.
You are going to be with you for a long time, and the sooner you get to know yourself the better off you are.
With these five steps, you're on your way to making unplugged time a part of your routine. Doing a digital detox daily will keep you nourished, relaxed and more productive so you could give your best at work and life.
The most essential factor for total decompression? Silence. Leave your phone in the other room. Tune out the noisiness of the world. Breathe.
What if Dr. Townes, instead of taking that timeout, had sent a text or played Angry Birds? Might we be in the dark about the laser? As research and Townes' example suggest, the unpredictable sparks of our own mental machinations should be something we don't want to miss any more than the majestic sight of a passing whale.
No matter where we go in 2015 we can be reached at will by the outside world. Cell phones and text messages, Bluetooth and Sync, Skype and email -- yo...
Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places.
There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without bringing the hundreds of people we know along with us.
High-five, everyone! Christmas is now officially behind us and if you're reading this right now, that means you survived! Merry Darwinian Christmas ...
If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some down time together?
According to a recent survey performed by Greenberg Research: People in the United States are more likely to feel their stress increases rather than ...
Clearly, Noah Webster never hunted for a non-existent parking space, cringed at his ATM balance or frantically vacuumed dog hair off the couch before guests arrived.
Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.
I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.
Does this scenario sound familiar? You're at a concert and they start to play your favorite song. Your first instinct is to maybe send a tweet "[Song Title]!!!! @[artist]." Next, you open Snapchat in time to record the hook and first chorus. You take a few photos and then record the second verse.
Stress can be destructive. It weakens your body, affects relationships and generally causes damage wherever it goes. Why do we tolerate it then? It doesn't make a difference if it's in your startup or at home.
The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.
Employees who survived the fiscal firestorm were happy to find themselves still employed in the workplace found themselves looking over their shoulders wondering what could be coming and employing a new modus operandi.