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Things to Keep In Mind for a Manic Monday

Zen Habits has a very good list of things that will help you simplify your work day.

Most of these I’ve seen before, but here’s a new one (which is sort of similar to other things I’ve seen, but different enough I thought it was worth quoting):

# Practice a focus ritual. Every hour or two, do a refocus ritual. This only takes a minute or two. You might start it by closing down your browser and maybe other open applications, and maybe even take a walk for a couple of minutes to clear your head and get your blood circulating. Then return to your list of Most Important Tasks and figure out what you need to accomplish next. Before you check email again or go back online, work on that important task for as long as you can. Repeat this refocus ritual throughout the day, to bring yourself back. It’s also nice to take some nice deep breaths to focus yourself back on the present.

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Copycheating Links

I do this frequently enough on my other blog, but I don’t really do it that much around here, despite being a huge Copycheater. It’s time for a Link Roundup!

Productivity

Zen Habits: Take Lots of Breaks – I actually try to do this when I find that I’m trying to do too many things at once (aka: trying to Multitask) and feel my brain energy draining and my thinking getting fuzzy.

Self-Improvement

The Simple Dollar: 10 Unusual Ways To Improve Your Appearance of Confidence – While I am not really sure about all of these, it’s certainly a good idea to take a look at what your body language communicates and what you can do to make sure you are communicating what you want to be (which, for a lot of people, I imagine, is the appearance of confidence).

Tech / Web / Media

TechCrunch makes a brilliant point that Hulu’s content owners are missing a major opportunity this summer. I understand that there are often contract and legal limitations, but I think that as new shows come out with new contract negotiations behind them, more of them will make their first seasons available on sites like Hulu. As Jason Kincaid puts it:

If I can’t begin watching a show from the start, the odds of me watching it at all plummet. Sure, I could probably buy the first season on iTunes, but I’m not likely to pay for TV unless I’m quite certain I’m going to like it. Studios should be doing everything they can to introduce Hulu users to new shows during these summer months, perhaps going as far as enabling access to a show’s entire first season. Yes, I might wind up skipping buying the first season on DVD, but I’m also far more likely to go out and buy seasons 2-3 so I can continue watching from the comfort of my couch.

He’s definitely not the only one who feels this way (because I’m at least one other person).