Posts tagged relaxation

Ants and Idle Time: A Productivity Lesson from the Insect World

Have you ever heard the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”? It’s an expression that means a workspace has become overcrowded with too many people trying to work. This can lead to a gridlock as people fight for space and resources and, ultimately, kill the productivity of the group. And apparently, not only have ants figured this out as well, they even developed a…

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Why You Should Do Nothing… Right Now

The Italians have an expression: “Il dolce far niente,” or “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It harkens to a long-standing tradition among Italian people to take time to simply sit back and do nothing but rejoice in those quiet moments of relaxation and reflection that, as society evolves, are becoming rarer and all the more precious. Our modern lifestyle makes the idea of doing nothing…

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The One App to Teach You How to Handle Your Anxiety

Heart palpitations. Racing thoughts. Trembling hands and legs. This is how anxiety feels. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 18.1% of American adults have anxiety. It’s the most common mental illness in the United States. Some anxiety is a normal part of life—stress is inevitable, and it’s perfectly normal to be anxious under stress—but when anxiety gets out of control, it…

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