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Reply To: How to focus in 20-minute bursts (Article from July 22, 2013, Globe and Mail)

Reply To: How to focus in 20-minute bursts (Article from July 22, 2013, Globe and Mail)2013-10-02T02:42:12+00:00

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One of my best employers was a new age retreat centre on a remote island off the coast of BC. The job didn’t really suit me that much (I was their front office supervisor and at that time I still thought I was good at admin work. Haha), but everything else was awesome. My boss actually reminded to take breaks often, go for quick meditative walks in the garden, he encouraged me to quit coffee, we were discouraged from working more than 4 days per week because we needed balance in our lives, I had lavender growing under my window which looked out at the ocean, etc… Oh and everyone hugged each other. (I know my life was tough.) Also living a very simple life in a remote place was so good for me. Until I needed a car once I had my son, I walked, biked or hitchhiked everywhere. I was surrounded by nature. My lack of social skills was helped by belonging to a small community (1000 people) where you run into people you know everywhere you go.

It makes me think about about what Jennifer Koretsky was saying in her webinar about reducing stress. Extreme simplification of my life did wonders for me in many ways. (In other ways, it was not the best so I cannot live there anymore.) Maybe this is one of the keys to helping our ADD. Reduce the opportunity for decisions everyday. Reduce the stimulation. Be in nature.

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