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Life as a digital nomad

  • Using Focus and Concentration to Your Advantage

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    Do you have trouble concentrating on a single task at a time? Lack of concentration often makes it difficult to get things done on time. It interferes with your ability to complete tasks you set out to do. To achieve anything of value in life, you have to improve your concentration to accomplish more in less time. Here are some ideas on how to use focus and concentration to your advantage so you can be more productive.

    Pick a task and stick to it

    One of the most effective ways to improve your concentration is to do one thing at a time. Whatever it is that you choose focus it to the finish instead of fleeting from one thing to another. Putting all your attention to one activity enhances your ability to concentrate and ignore distractions.

    Learn the art of mindfulness

    Mental clutter messes up your ability to concentrate. Mindfulness helps you stay in the here and now. It makes it easier to give your full attention to whatever task at hand. To practice it, you have to consciously tune out distractions. Avoid thinking about things that are not essential to the work you are doing at any given moment.

    Rest and refresh your mind and body

    Concentrating for long periods of time can be exhausting. Avoid waiting for fatigue to set in as it can only make your task feel more tedious than it should be. Schedule periodic breaks to refresh your mind and body. Do something relaxing or exercise your brain by pursuing activities that stimulate your mind.

    Take better care of your health

    Tiredness, lack of sleep, and poor health make it more difficult to concentrate. You have to take care of your overall wellbeing to increase brain power and improve memory and concentration. Reevaluate your lifestyle and make adjustments, if necessary, for better health. Get sufficient sleep at night, exercise, stick to a balanced diet, and make time for rest to rejuvenate your mind and body.

    Make it a habit

    Practice giving your full attention to every task that you do. Keep doing what works and find ways to improve on habits that may be hindering you. The more you stick to the process, the more you strengthen your concentration and lengthen your attention span. Give yourself a pat in the back every time you succeed at completing work you focused on. This can keep you motivated in strengthening your powers of concentration.

  • Expand Your Growing Potential

    Growing cannabis can be a tricky thing when you want to get the right variables together to produce the best crop. Sometimes using traditional lights can be more of a problem, than a solution when providing light for your plants.

    Today, there is another choice when it comes to the lighting your plants, and that choice is LED. They are the next solution to your growing needs and here are some reasons why you should consider LED lights for your grow room. They can be found at Healthy Handyman who has written a great buying guide on them.

    REASONS FOR HAVING LED LIGHTS

    (1) LEDs have lower levels of power consumption. These rates are compared to 60% of a HID lighting system.

    (2) LEDs don’t have filaments so they won’t burn out like HIDs. HID bulbs have an output range that starts to drop off at 2,000 to 3,000 hours while LEDs will start to drop off at 50,000 to 60,000 hours.

    (3) They are smaller and quick to emit their light. LEDs are tougher and are shock resistant.

    (4) LED lights have a lower output when it comes to heat and they often operate while cold. These lights can reduce the risk of fires.

    (5) LEDs can direct their light in a concentrated focus while HIDs have to use reflectors.

    (6) You can turn these lights on instantly without warming up such as HIDs.

    (7) LEDs can be dimmed for a better management of light output.

    (8) They are safer and classed as Class 1 LED product because they do contain mercury.

    (9) They are powerful enough to be used in large areas such as greenhouses and big rooms.

    After review, we can see the many benefits that LED lights can offer to those who chose to use them. There are some tips that you can incorporate into your regimen to offer a better outcome when growing with LED lights.

    TIPS ON GROWING WITH LED LIGHTS.

    (1) Watch the consumption rate of your water.

    (2) Use something that will produce extra heat in your grow room to offset the fact that LED lights don’t produce that much heat.

    (3) Mount your LED lights at the correct position.

    (4) Use multiple units when installing LED lights.

    (5) Decide what type of light cycle you want for your grow room.

    (6) Create a wide spectrum of light choices that allow you to manipulate the stages of growth allowing you to change the output of your harvest.

    By following these steps, you will be able to produce an excellent crop without any complications. It allows you to expand your growing potential to new levels that you may not have considered before. With LED lights, only your imagination will hinder you.

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    4 Benefits of Having a Nomadic Lifestyle

    You have your own schedule

    Becoming a digital nomad is great! Because of a flexible schedule, you can usually work whenever you want or whenever you can. You’re not obliged to wake up early and work from 9 am to 5 pm. You can work at night if you’re not a morning person. You can even take longer breaks and enjoy the time with yourself better.

    You can work anywhere

    working outside park type laptopDon’t want to dress up for work? No problem! You can stay at home, clad in your PJs while working! No more costly business attires, no more make-ups, and no more formal shoes! You can wear anything you want, and nobody would dare to question you. Plus, sitting around in the office can make you bored and uninspired. Working wherever you want is an advantage for your mental health because there’s less pressure, like when you work near the beach or the park. Also, you can save more money and time because you don’t have to commute or drive to the office anymore! You can just save the money for gas for more important stuff (like bills), and you can sleep longer or take naps instead of being stuck in traffic jams.

     

    You have a less stressful environment

    man, hair, coffee, cup, working, internet, technology, tablet, app, browser, device, screen, samsung, news, online, touchscreen, touch, stylus, entertainmentAs a digital nomad, you can choose the workplace you want—whatever makes you more productive and inspired. You don’t have to hear the clicking and tapping of keyboards, the arguments of your co-workers, the complaints of the customers, and all other noises that may prevent you from concentrating on your task. If you’re living a nomadic lifestyle, you can work peacefully in an environment that doesn’t stress you out.

     

    You can have new hobbies

    Because you work whenever you want, wherever you want, you can try new things! You can have a lot of time (as long as you’re disciplined) to try new activities and sports like bowling, golf, and others.

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    You can try hiking, kitesurfing, diving, and all the other things you wished you could’ve tried earlier. Heck, you can even smoke weed recreationally if it’s allowed in your country! New opportunities will always arise, and the best thing about being a digital nomad is that you can actually take those once-in-a-lifetime chances.

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  • Being A Digital Nomad: Surviving With Bowshooting

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    We all know how digital nomads can be when they travel around for work. They are not only working for a living, but are also working for what they are truly passionate about. We also know how digital nomads can be when they work around for travel. They are not only working for what they are truly passionate about, but are also working for what they truly believe in.

    And yes – this goes especially for those who are already familiar with those archery equipment found on https://bowjudge.com/best-compound-bow-reviews-guide.

    And it’s all because at the end of the day, it’s just like surviving with bowshooting.

    You see and just like bowshooting, digital nomads survive firstly based on their targets and what they want to achieve when they travel around for work and when they start working on what they are truly passionate about. You also see and just like bowshooting, digital nomads survive secondly based on their aims and what they should achieve even more as they work around for travel and as they continue working on what they are truly passionate about. You even see and just like bowshooting, digital nomads survive lastly based on their shoots and what they have achieved even more when they worked for what they are truly passionate about and when they finished working for what they truly believe in.

    And it’s also because at the end of the day, it’s just like surviving with nomading.

    You see and just like nomading, bowshooters survive firstly based on their targets and what they want to achieve when they roam around the place and when they start working on what they truly need as of the moment. You also see and just like nomading, bowshooters survive secondly based on their aims and what they should achieve even more as they hop around the place and as they continue working on what they truly need as of the moment. You even see and just like nomading, bowshooters survive lastly based on their shoots and what they have achieved even more when they worked for what they truly need as of the moment and when they finished working for what they truly worked hard for.

    Because that’s how a digital nomad should be like – someone who targets, someone who aims, and someone who shoots on what they are truly passionate about and for what they truly believe in.

    Because that’s how a bowshooter should be like – someone who target, someone who aims, and someone who shoots on what they truly need as of the moment and for what they truly worked hard for.

  • Nomadic Things You Can Do Just About Everywhere

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    We all know how nomads can be, especially when it comes to being self-reliant, as they trudge along their own path while using their own ways. We also know how nomads can be, even when it comes to being self-confident, as they trudge along their own path while not using their own ways.

    But did you know that in today’s generation, nomads are more than just self-reliant and self-confident?

    Today’s generation of nomads may be self-reliant but they know when is the right time to ask for help, which makes them wiser than usual. Today’s generation of nomads may also be self-confident but they manage to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, which makes them humbler than usual.

    And did you know that in today’s generation, nomads are more than just wiser and humbler?

    Today’s generation of nomads may be wiser but it does allow them to do things just about everyhow, which makes them even more inspiring. Today’s generation of nomads may also be humbler but it does allow them to do things just about everywhere, which makes them even more motivating.

    Those being said, we present to you these nomadic things you can do just about everywhere:

    Make things by hand.

    It could be as simple as making a new book stand for your study room at home. It could also be as elaborate as making a new wood sculpture for your office balcony at work. Regardless of what you are making, you can always do these things just about everywhere – be it in a national park or in a beach resort. All you need is to have tools and equipments that are convenient enough to be taken and used anywhere you want to go like our favorite table saws on the market that are portable.

    Fix things by hand.

    It could be as simple as fixing a popped square button on your favorite shirt at home. It could also be as elaborate as fixing a popped ceiling fan on your favorite spot at work. Regardless of what you are fixing, you can always do these things just about everywhere – be it in a coffee shop or in a wide alley. All you need is to have materials and components that are easy enough to be taken and used anywhere you need to go.

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    How to Be Productive in Just About Anything

    State Down Your Reasons

    list reasonsWhy are you doing the job anyway? Do you need it because it’s your passion? Do you need to work because you need money? List all the possible reasons why you’re working or doing whatever it is you have to do. Maybe you’re in need of the job because you’re saving up for a car, a house, or a new gadget. Maybe you need to work because you actually love to do it. Whatever your reasons are, write them down and make sure you go back to the list habitually. Knowing you have the right reasons can help you accomplish just about anything.

    Give Yourself Some Treats

    Are you a writer? A graphic designer? Whatever your work is, it might be difficult to stay creative and inspired every single day. Daily deadlines can pressure you, and other tasks can be burdensome too! To help you finish the job, why don’t you reward yourself with something while doing the job? Take for example in writing. If your daily dark chocolate barquota is 5,000 words, then perhaps you could eat a chocolate bar once you’ve reached 1,000 words. After another 1,000, you might want to reward yourself with 30 minutes of watching television or your favorite episode online. Just be sure you stick with the time. Knowing you’ll have small treats at the end of a target will help you stay inspired. You won’t even notice that you’ve already accomplished the job if you follow this trick!

    Be Optimistic

    It’s not easy to be positive, but do your best to declare positive outcomes. Encourage yourself. There’s no harm in claiming, “I CAN DO THIS!” while you’re at it (just be sure you’re not in a place with lots of people!). Have you ever used a spotting scope? This mini telescope is set to a high magnification to help you observe birds accurately or hunt better. Likewise, set your spirits high and focus on the positive things. Be confident that you can complete the task. One way to stay optimistic is to surround yourself with people who have inspiring, encouraging, and hopeful auras.

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    5 Things to Do When You’re Stressed

    Brush your hair.

    C’mon, guys, don’t be shy! This isn’t just for the ladies. Believe it or not, combing your hair is a great way to relieve yourself of stress. It’s possible because the act itself stimulates blood flow in your scalp, allowing you to feel more relaxed. Besides, it promotes hair growth! So if you think you just can’t take the load anymore, proceed to the restroom and brush your gorgeous hair as if you’re a shampoo model.

    Indulge in coffee.

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    Did you know that smelling coffee can decrease stress? What more if you drink it, right? Let caffeine be your hero that will fight cortisol (the stress hormone) in your body. Preparing coffee isn’t hard to do anyway, so why not enjoy a hot cup while at work?

    Sleep on it.

    If you’re going through mind-boggling tasks or you can’t think straight, that probably means you need to take a nap. According to the University of Michigan, taking naps during the day can spur tolerance for frustration and fight impulsive behavior. Be more productive by taking short naps once in a while or whenever you feel like you’re running out of ideas.

    Take a walk.

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    Reconnect with nature and amble along the river or someplace else where there are few people. You’ll be surprised by how rejuvenating it is just to observe the natural world. Give nature a chance to calm your mind; it’s a sweet getaway.

    Cook.

    Cooking isn’t a mere household chore. It leads to eating and eating is such a wonderful, magical activity. Eating can even be considered as a reward for your hard work even if you’re not done working yet. Giving yourself small prizes like desserts for the tasks you’ve already completed is an effective way to motivate yourself to do more. So why not try one of the bread makers reviewed here: breadmachineworld.com and start making bread! You can choose your own ingredients and enjoy the process too. You may have to wait for the bread maker to finish baking, but knowing you have a reward after an hour and a half will make you work productively.

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  • Survival Tips For Digital Nomads

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    Being a digital nomad is not easy.

    You need to travel while working. You also need to work while relaxing. You even need to relax while travelling. In other words, being a digital nomad is about multitasking.

    Now, you might be thinking: I can’t survive this kind of life! But you know what? You can, you will, and nothing’s really impossible these days.

    That being said, here are survival tips for digital nomads:

    Charge up.

    As mentioned, being a digital nomad is about multitasking; hence, the need for you to charge up – be it charging up via energy-boosting snacks like nuts and chocolate or immunity-boosting drinks like juices or smoothies, as well as making sure that all your portable devices have 100% battery life. You see, you need energy while travelling and working and immunity while working and relaxing – in order for you to last the entire day. You also see, you need 100% battery life on all your portable devices while relaxing and travelling – in order for you to multitask anytime.

    Calm down.

    Once again, being a digital nomad is about multitasking; hence, the need for you to calm down – even if you have a lot of places to go to immediately and a lot of things to do so instantly, as well as a lot of things to decide on right away. Don’t let yourself get pressured over things that can be done in a relaxing way, especially if you’re going somewhere awesome. While travelling, read a book (recommended: The Truth Neil Strauss Amazon). While working, listen to music. While relaxing, sip on tea. The key here is calming down, which should be enough for you to reach your goals for the day later on.

    Do you know any other survival tips for digital nomads? Let us know in the comments section below!

  • Staying Productive Even on Days When You Don’t Feel Like It

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    Many people struggle with productivity. And digital nomads are no stranger to the challenges of staying productive at some point. Being unproductive does not make you a failure. But it may point to negative habits that could hinder you from accomplishing the things you set out to do. Staying productive even on days when you may feel unmotivated is doable. You just have to work on creating routines that help you make best use of your time. Here are some life hacks for more productive work.

    1. Get organized. Organize personal stuff to create a work space with minimal distractions. Whatever you need for your work should be easy to find to avoid wasting time looking for it. Simple organization practices improve efficiency and productivity. Build a habit of decluttering and organizing your workspace every day.

    2. Take control of your time. Figure out what your time wasters are and deal with them. Get rid of the time wasters you can eliminate and find ways to manage those that you can’t. Assess your daily habits. How much time do you spend checking emails or surfing the Internet? Think of all the distractions that tend to steal away your time and work out solutions on how you can avoid or limit them.

    3. Start with the toughest or least appealing task. The more you put off things, the more time you waste delaying what you still need to accomplish. Procrastinating can stress you out. It could lead to needless pressures, especially when you have to work overtime to meet looming deadlines. Make a to-do list to plan your day ahead. Prioritize important tasks and tackle them first during your most productive hours.

    4. Give yourself a break. A lot of people mistakenly think of breaks as a time waster when they are in a rush to finish something. Taking breaks, however, can boost your productivity. A brief break after an hour of focused work can reenergize you. It also eases the dullness or fatigue that can start building up after you spend time concentrating on a particular task.

    5. Harness your self-motivation skills. Sustain your motivation using whatever method that works for you. You can reward yourself for completing important projects or tasks, visualize successful outcomes, or use affirmations to keep your enthusiasm when the going gets tough.

    Creating habits that increase your productivity can help you perform more efficiently and effectively. Stay productive and take control of your hectic schedule by using strategies that can keep you focused and motivated finish the things you need to do.