Lunch break Taking some kind of mental break at lunch can provide a sense of spaciousness to your day, an opportunity to reset, and a chance to gain perspective. During this time, you could connect with anyone living in your home, read a book, go on a walk, or even stare into space and simply think. The idea is that during this time, your mind can have a chance to relax, recharge, and, if needed, process. I find that this is an ideal time to think through things that might be bothering me or to ponder a challenge I may be facing. By consciously giving myself time for these mental activities, there’s less drag on my “mental background” throughout the day. … [Read more...] about How to intentionally build break times into your workday
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Anubhav Jain, Co-Founder, digital lending startup, Rupifi: Starting-up is never easy. There are a lot of tough times an entrepreneur faces while building a company from scratch. These range from market research, idea validation, customer acquisition and scaling, raising funds for growth, to even the smallest but critical things like registration, paperwork and accounting. However, in my opinion, the biggest challenge of starting-up in today's times is building a rock-star initial founding team. … [Read more...] about MC ExpertEye: What is the single biggest challenge behind starting up in India today?
In theory, email marketers should know better than to spam indiscriminately around Black Friday. Paul Hickey, a digital marketing designer and consultant, surveyed e-commerce merchants a few years ago and found that unsubscribe rates spiked by 33% immediately after big sales events. But too often, they can’t help inserting themselves into your inbox and are just asking to get the boot. … [Read more...] about Black Friday is the perfect time to unsubscribe from pesky marketing emails
In addition to the impact on health, air pollution also has an adverse economic impact. India suffers a hit of an estimated $150 billion per year as the economic cost of fossil fuel air pollution, among the top three in the world, according to a February 2020 by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. The global cost of air pollution from fossil fuels has reached an estimated $8 billion per day, or 3.3 percent of the world’s GDP, said the report. … [Read more...] about Pollution: Air quality plunges to ‘very poor’ level in 29 cities as winter sets in across North India
Manage your activities Find alternatives. Perhaps one of the very best ways to reduce your digital usage is to increase your nondigital activities. If you’re hiking rough terrain, sweating through your hot yoga class, or even doing a messy-creative craft with your niece, you can’t be scrolling. Fill your time with activities that require more of your attention or more of your physical investment and you’ll be unable to spend as much time on your device. … [Read more...] about How to rethink your digital diet and pull yourself out of a productivity slump