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How to make time for travel despite a busy schedule

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With so much of the world to see, we can often find ourselves torn between our desire to explore the hidden gems of the Earth, and our need for the time and money to do so. Because many of us are not lucky enough to take months off from work to leave our troubles behind and travel, we have to find time in between working long shifts, paying bills and everyday adult responsibilities (which we pretend we don’t hate, when we really do) to finally get out of your office chair. So if you need some advice on how to make time for travel when you have a busy schedule, look no further.

Enjoy weekend trips

Okay, so you can’t really go too far over the course of two days, but you can at least get away from the same town you see week-in, week-out. Sometimes, just two days away from your normal hustle and bustle can settle your travel bug for a while. Spend a weekend in the country, check out a new city, take a long hike, or even just find a great place for a spa weekend. Your options are endless. And if you want to spend a bit more time away from your everyday life, try and take off either the Friday or the Monday for a long weekend.

Use your work holiday breaks

Unless you work for the worst boss in the world (sorry if you do), you should get most of the main holidays off from work, e.g., Christmas, Thanksgiving, national holidays, etc. These holidays are the ideal times to take a trip and travel somewhere new – you could even have Christmas on the beach this year! If you don’t mind missing some of your usual traditions, this could be perfect for you.

Travel on top of your work trips

If you’re lucky enough to be able to travel for your job and are sent on business trips during various times of the year then it’s super easy to just travel a few days earlier, or stay a little bit later to actually explore the place you’re visiting. More often than not, you get sent to your business trip destination, do the work, have the meetings, stay in a dodgy hotel and fly home again; without actually exploring your surroundings. Ask your boss if you can stay a few days later and see something new!

Make traveling one of your priorities

When you’ve got a busy work life and a hectic schedule, it can be hard to think of traveling as a priority when you have so much to do. However, everyone needs free time – but this can only be attained when you realize this. You need to find your own money, time and energy to plan and work out the logistics of your trip. Without this, you’re going nowhere. Except back to work.

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IPhone X Deal Caps Off Busy Week for Apple

With holiday shopping kicking off and the iPhone X finally on store shelves, the Apple universe is heating up.

Over the last several days, talk of potential new products and upgrades dominated Apple headlines. The reports suggest that Apple is considering bringing key iPhone X features, including its Face ID face scanner, to future iPads. The company is also rumored to be working on an augmented reality headset that would let users simultaneously interact with virtual objects, like apps, and the environment around the users.

And in a surprising move, one retailer has become the first to give away a gift card to people who buy a new iPhone X.

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  1. Apple is working on an augmented reality headset, according to a Bloomberg report. The headset, which likely wouldn’t be released until 2020, would overlay virtual objects on the real world and allow users to interact with both worlds at the same time. In addition to the headset, Apple is also said to be building a new operating system that would power the headset.
  2. Another report this week said that Apple is considering bringing iPhone X design elements to next year’s updated iPad. If true, the tablet would come with the Face ID facial scanner featured in the iPhone X that verifies a person’s identity and gives him or her access to the smartphone’s software. The iPad might also get a design overhaul with a screen that nearly covers its face and leaves no room for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. In a commentary this week, I argued that Face ID should be available on all Apple hardware, including iPads and Macs. Check it out.
  3. Interested in visiting Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters in Cuptertino, Calif.? Apple will open the its visitor center on Friday, which features an Apple Store, cafe, and a rooftop observation deck from which you can see the rest of Apple’s campus.
  4. In the three-month period ending Sept. 30, Apple shipped 13 million iPhone 7s worldwide, researcher Canalys announced based on its analysis of global smartphone shipments.Meanwhile, Apple shipped 6.3 million iPhone 8 Plus models and 5.4 million iPhone 8s. However, since the iPhone 8 line launched in mid-September, it was available for less than two weeks before the quarter ended.
  5. Apple acknowledged this week that some iPhone X displays may malfunction in cold temperatures. According to Apple, the iPhone X is designed to be used in temperatures between 32 degrees and 95 degrees. If the iPhone X is used outside of that range, its screen could turn off and its battery could lose some charge. When the iPhone X is returned to the standard temperature range, however, it resumes normal operation. Apple plans to release a software update at some point in the future to fix the problem.
  6. Apple this week released a software update to its mobile operating system iOS 11 to fix a bug that autocorrected the letter “i” with a symbol that appeared as “A[?].” Now when iPhone or iPad users type the letter i, the actual letter shows up.

One more thing…If you want to get some cash back on the iPhone X, Sam’s Club is offering a one-day sale today on Apple’s latest smartphone. If you buy the iPhone X at its full $ 999 price, Sam’s Club will give you a $ 250 in-store gift card and waive the $ 40 activation fee to get the smartphone running on your carrier network. The deal is available only in Sam’s Club locations and will expire after today.


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Leonardo DiCaprio auditioned for a role in Hocus Pocus but was too busy to say yes

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Can you imagine Leonardo DiCaprio in Hocus Pocus? Well, it might have been. The actor auditioned for our favourite 1993 Halloween movie, and the film’s director, Kenny Ortega, absolutely loved him. Too bad he was also up for two career-making movies, including What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which earned him an Oscar nomination.

The casting directors warned Ortega that DiCaprio would probably have to turn down the movie, but apparently his audition was a must-see regardless of whether or not he could accept the role. ‘The [casting] ladies called me up and they said, “We’re sending you an actor today but he’s not available but you’re going to fall in love with him but you can’t have him.” I’m like, “Why are you teasing me?” They were like, “You need to see this guy because he’ll inspire you and if nothing else, he’ll help you find the right guy to play Max,”’ Orega recalls to Entertainment Weekly.

‘And they send me in a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who I completely and absolutely fall in love with,’ he continued. ‘He’s just the most sincere and most centred and a wild child at the same time. He was feeling awkward. He was like, “I just feel really bad being here because I’m up for two other movies and I really want them both and I don’t want to lead you on.” I was like, “That’s okay, I was already warned.’”

Oretga asked him what movies he was hoping to book. ‘One of them was This Boy’s Life and the other one was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’ DiCaprio revealed to Ortega. ‘Obviously, he left and incredible things happened for that young man and to this day, but meeting him awakened me to the kind of spirit and fun and sincerity that I was looking for in an actor and when Omri Katz came around, I fell in love again and he was our Max.’

Well, we couldn’t have DiCaprio, but Katz was definitely a great pick.

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How to Be Less Busy

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I met a friend for coffee, and she asked, “How’s it going?”

I replied, “It’s busy! I’m good, but really busy.”

She started to laugh and said to me, “When was the last time you weren’t busy?”

Whoa, this question rocked me to my core.

First thought: Do vacations count?

Second thought: I can’t even remember the last time I wasn’t busy.

Third thought: Something has got to change because

Busy is the new normal. We default to busy.

… and that is no way to live. This interaction led me to choose “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown for April Book Club. (Part of my New Year’s Resolution was to read 12 books in 2015 as a part of Science of People book club. Read with us!)

If you are in a perpetual state of busy, you have got to change.

If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.

I highly encourage you to read Essentialism, but if you are just too busy (hint, hint) here are my favorite tips below:

1. The Mindset of an Essentialist

Essentialism is a mindset, it is a way of life and it is a new way to be. Here is an elegant breakdown of a non-essentialist and an essentialist.

A nonessentialist:

  • thinks, “I have to”

  • reacts and says yes without really thinking

  • takes on too much and feels out of control

  • is exhausted and overwhelmed

An essentialist:

  • thinks, “I choose to”

  • executes and says no to everything except the essential

  • gets the right things done and feels in control

  • does great work and experiences joy in the journey

Which mindset are you in right now? Which mindset do you want to be in?

2. Living Regret Free

Before diving into the principles, think about why you are here. McKeown shares the story of an Australian nurse named Bronnie Ware who cared for people at the end of their lives and recorded the regrets most often discussed by patients. She eloquently states that most people express this regret at the end of their life:

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

Now is your time to re-evaluate. What do you want to achieve in this lifetime? Who are the people you want to spend time with? What are the things you want to do for you? What do you want to prioritize?

Challenge: Write down the five things you want to achieve by the end of your life.

This list is what will drive you to be an essentialist. This list will center you and help you say no to the people you don’t want to spend time with. It will help you stop doing the things you don’t want to do and only prioritize what matters.

3. You Have Choice

One of the most powerful pieces of science McKeown shared in the book was on something called learned helplessness. Martin Seligman and Steve Maier did an experiment with German shepherd dogs.

Seligman and Maier divided the dogs into three groups. Dogs in the first group were placed in a harness and administered an electric shock but were also given a lever they could press to make the shock stop. The dogs in the second group were placed in an identical harness and given the same lever and the same shock with one catch. The lever didn’t work, rendering the dogs powerless to do anything about the electric shock. The third group of dogs were simply placed in the harness and not given any shocks. Afterwards each dog was placed in a large box with a divider across the center. One side of the box produced an electric shock while the other did not. Then something interesting happened. The dogs that either had been able to stop the shock or had not been shocked at all in the earlier part of the experiment quickly learned to step over the divider to the side without shocks. The dogs that had been powerless in the last part of the experiment did not step over the divider. These dogs didn’t adapt or adjust. They did nothing to try to avoid getting shocked. Why? They didn’t know they had any choice other than to take the shocks-they had learned helplessness.

This experiment is powerful because it shows us that we forget we have choice. We forget we have the power to change. We forget we are able to say no.

Challenge: What are three things you say yes to without even thinking? Think of the activities and people in your life. Remember that you have choice. Do you still choose all of these activities and people to be in your life?

4. The Hell Yeah Filter

If you had to summarize Essentialism, it can be done in this headline:

No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or No

I call this the Hell Yeah Principle. It is incredibly difficult to implement, but it is a profound guiding principle and worth every ounce of effort. Why? It means living with extreme purpose and gusto. No more maybe, no more meh, no more half-assed tries. You either do it and love it, or don’t do it at all. Can you live by the Hell Yeah Filter?

Challenge: Write, “It’s either HELL YEAH! or No” on a Post-it note next to your computer. When responding to emails, taking calls and making your to-do lists, run everything through the Hell Yeah filter on this note. Don’t do anything that doesn’t pass.

5. Right Now

My favorite thing to do at the Science of People is to take big concepts and to break them down into practical tasks. If you want to be less busy, here are the 3 things you should do right now based on the Essentialist philosophy:

  1. Write down your one goal for the month. This is your clarity of purpose. What is the one thing you want to do really well in the next month?

  1. Now, look at your to-do list and cut it in half. That’s right. Remove all of the things that are “nice to do” not “need to do” for you to achieve your goal.

  1. Look at your calendar for the next month and remove 5 events, calls and meetings that are non-essential for your goal.

Mark your calendar to do this on the first day of every month.

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It’s Your Choice: The Antidote For Being Too Busy

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You run into someone you haven’t seen for a while and ask them how they’re doing and they say, “I am so busy.” Or maybe someone asks you about how things are going and your knee-jerk response is to reply, “I’m really busy,” maybe even with a bit of pride at how busy you are.

We are living in a very fast-paced world and I think we’re all feeling the pressure. I was recently in a café and heard a woman who was preoccupied on her phone tell her young daughter, “Mommy’s busy right now. Hold on.” Seriously, everything is moving so quickly that something’s gotta give.

Luckily, I’ve got an antidote for all that busy-ness and I’m going to share it with you in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV. Join me for the video below:

 

 

To watch this week’s episode, go here.

OK, let’s recap. Here are three steps you can take right now to tame that busy schedule of yours:

  1. Recognize that you always have a choice about what fills your time. For example, you can choose to let an email wait in your inbox instead of responding right away or you can choose to unplug from social media and texting for a set period of time so you can be more present with those you love. YOU have control over your own schedule.
  2. Drop the busy badge of honor. Stop engaging with all your busy friends in the one-up contest of who stayed up working the latest or whose schedule is the most jam-packed. Remember, no one ever really wins in a “who’s busiest” contest.
  3. Resist the temptation to judge other peoples’ schedules or how busy you perceive them to be. Just focus on sweeping your own side of the street. We all choose how we spend our time, and what’s busy for some might not seem all that busy to you. (See #2; it’s not a contest!)

My actionable for you this week is to shift your perspective when it comes to being busy. If you’re feeling too busy, remind yourself that you have a choice and have the power to make a change. If someone sets you off and makes you want to bust out your busy badge of honor, don’t engage in a busy battle that you know won’t serve you.

The next time someone asks how you’re doing, my hope is that you’ll be able to smile and tell them how much you’re really enjoying having some free time on your hands. It’s a beautiful thing!

Please leave a comment below if this resonates with you; I’d love to hear what steps you’re taking to be a little less busy in your own life.
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