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It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes we need to slow down a bit in order to achieve our goals. Burnout is a real thing, and it is impossible to stay productive if we are going at 100% all the time.

The solution is to find opportunities to decompress — to find even short periods of time where you can recharge and relieve stress.

But decompressing is about more than just taking a break or going on vacation. In this episode, we are going to cover 5 ways that you can decompress and stay productive in the long term.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:41]
  • What Asian Efficiency means by “decompress” and why productivity minded people need to keep this in mind, too [5:39]
  • How the TEA framework can help us find when we are working too much and need to regain our energy [10:12]
  • Why picking up a new hobby or activity can help us loosen up and destress [12:52]
  • How Marmel’s new hobby has remained relaxing and helpful for her stress despite turning it into a small business [15:48]
  • Why setting a time to relax is an easy way to stay in the flow of work and scheduling while also honoring your self [18:13]
  • How exercise and physical activity can replenish your energy, boost your mood, and give your brain a break [24:49]
  • Why you should schedule some time to connect with your friends and family and add them to your calendar [28:40]
  • How spending time away from technology, a digital detox can really help center us [33:33]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:38]


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