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11 Tips to Get the Most From Your Days Off | Scott H Young
In Japan, they have a condition called "karoshi". Karoshi means "death due to overwork" and it is common enough that they actually have an organization for it, the National Defense Counsel for Victims of Karoshi. The group claims nearly 10,000 Japanese die from overwork each year.

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The Importance Of a Proper Work Break

The Importance Of a Proper Work Break

The need to relax and take a break from work is a requirement for your body. But, studies show people are happier at work–even while claiming they rather be at home.

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Divide Your Work And Leisure Time

Not keeping them separate tends to decrease performance in both. Working on your days off, your body starts being lazy during your workday to compensate.

Committing to work only dur...

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Plan Ahead

Some people do fine with unstructured days off, but others can better enjoy themselves when they plan fun things to do even when they don’t follow them perfectly.

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Keep Your Bookshelf Full

If you enjoy reading, reading provides an easy way to avoid wasting your days off. If you don’t enjoy reading, that’s okay too–days off are about relaxing, not productivity.

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Keep An Events Calendar

Keep a calendar that can store potential activities you might like to take part in. Unless you need to buy tickets well in advance, this planning ensures you’ll always have options for interesti...

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Join Clubs And Classes

Try ones for things you’ve always wanted to try instead of the academic ones. Learning without pressure can be relaxing as it takes your mind off results and onto process.

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Have a Slow Day

Stop your time management routine for a day and aim to be as slow as possible.

Wake up early and spend an hour cooking breakfast, two hours reading and walk everywhere instead of drivi...

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Meditate

Meditation doesn’t need to be long and uncomfortable, it may just mean having some extra time with your thoughts. 

Sort out all those ideas that have been jumping around in your h...

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Look At The Big Picture

Spend a day reviewing your life’s trajectory to inject new energy into goals that might otherwise lose motivation over time.

Check what’s going well and what isn’t? Plan, set big go...

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Connect

Contact people you haven’t talked to in a few months. Call up old friends and drop people messages to meet up.

Don’t let your relationships wither and die because you are too busy to i...

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Make your most intense workday the one before your day off

This gives you an incentive to complete more and work harder, knowing you have the entire next day to relax.

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Half And Quarter-Day Vacations

If your schedule won’t allow a complete day off, try to squeeze in either a half or quarter day vacation in.

This is better than trying to squeeze in break times every few minutes to c...

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Pacing yourself

Trying to get work done uses the same principle as running: You have to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the beginning will be tired out long before they reach the finish line.

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The principle behind the To-Do List

  • At the end of the week, write a list with everything you want to get done.
  • At the end of the day, write a list containing what parts of that weekly list you want to be finished with tomorrow.

After you finish your daily list, you don't work on more projects or tasks. After you complete the weekly list, you're done for the week.

Advantages of using a WD system

  • A WD (Weekly/Daily) system manages your energy. You will get a maximum of work done while leaving yourself time to relax.
  • A WD system stops procrastination because your big projects become bite-sized tasks.
  • A WD system makes you proactive. With a bigger picture in mind, it's easier to put in the important but not urgent tasks.
  • A WD system keeps you from burning out since you only have to focus on the next bite.

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“Most people have no clue what they are doing with their time but still complain that they don’t have enough.”..."

Grant Cardone

“When the goal is merely to ‘get through’ the day as quickly as possible, life will pass full of regrets. Time becomes the great taskmaster when it should be the liberator. Time is endured rather than enjoyed.”

“When the goal is merely to ‘get through’ the day as quickly as possible, life will pass full of regrets. Time becomes the great taskmaster when it should be the liberator. Time is endured rather than enjoyed.”

Understanding time

You have all the time in the world if you know how to utilize the time you’re given.

There are no limits on time. You can complete as much work as you want — if you have the right mindset and environment

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A habit of compounding growth

Reading is a habit of compounding growth. When reading, you'll learn more, and you'll generate ideas and motivation for making other changes.

Reading books means you're getting more concentra...

Put the book down

The real cause of reading too few books is that you don't enjoy it enough.

Don't feel compelled to finish a book that has become boring, predictable or unhelpful. Start a new one. You can have many books through various states of completion. Some won't be finished, and that's okay. Reading less is worse than having a few go unfinished.

Build an online library

An obstacle to your reading habit is not having enough interesting books waiting to be read.

Create a list of potentially good books. If you have a Kindle or eReader, get samples of any book you might want to read — Source your wishlist from suggestions from other writers and authors. When someone recommends a book on a blog or tweet, add it to your wishlist.

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