• mahabis guide // 'no interruptions day'

As we draw close to the end of the year, it's easy to crave the feeling that something has been accomplished. Although in all likelihood the year has been filled with hurdles and successes, it's easy to allow small tasks to hang over your head like a grey cloud.

 

 

why //

Feelings of a lack of productivity can lead to low morale and malaise, and that's no way to feel when you're about to enter a brand new year. Luckily, there's an easy fix to tie up those loose ends; add a holiday to your calendar. Perhaps not an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii (although that would do the trick too), we're talking about joining in celebrating 'No Interruptions Day'.

 

when //

For many, it’s just another day at work or running errands, but the last day of the year has now been unofficially dubbed 'No Interruptions Day'. We have to admit, December 31 is as good a time as any to find time to hunker down and tick of any pesky 'to-do' items that have been nagging in the back of our minds. 

 

mahabis guide // no interruptions day

what //

Searching for the origins of No Interruptions Day draws a blank and yet it seems to be a fairly widespread tradition: 'Although this day has no official origin or proclamation, essentially it came about due to those in the workforce. Unfortunately not everyone has this day off and for many folks it’s just another day on the job.' [1] 

 

how //

A study at the University of California found that people struggle through as many as 20 interruptions an hour at work, and especially around the end of the year it can be difficult to concentrate. Efficiency expert Edward G. Brown said in interviews that when someone asks for a minute of your time that 'a minute is never a minute'. These so-called 'time bandits' could be anything from phone calls, idle chat, unnecessary meetings... so allow yourself to be closed off. Give yourself enough time, quiet and space to feel accomplished for the end of this year.

 

who //

Although this seems to be a trend that began in the workplace, work productivity is not the only thing that can suffer from constant interruption; our personal relationships can be easily affected by constant interruptions and distractions. Dedicate your No Interruptions Day to quality time, face to face, with friends and family. Alternatively, after a hectic festive season, maybe the someone who deserves an uninterrupted day to themselves is you.

 

So take a break. Put your feet up. And let yourself unwind ...uninterrupted. 

 

mahabis guide // 'no interruptions day'

As we draw close to the end of the year, it's easy to crave the feeling that something has been accomplished. Although in all likelihood the year has been filled with hurdles and successes, it's easy to allow small tasks to hang over your head like a grey cloud.

 

 

why //

Feelings of a lack of productivity can lead to low morale and malaise, and that's no way to feel when you're about to enter a brand new year. Luckily, there's an easy fix to tie up those loose ends; add a holiday to your calendar. Perhaps not an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii (although that would do the trick too), we're talking about joining in celebrating 'No Interruptions Day'.

 

when //

For many, it’s just another day at work or running errands, but the last day of the year has now been unofficially dubbed 'No Interruptions Day'. We have to admit, December 31 is as good a time as any to find time to hunker down and tick of any pesky 'to-do' items that have been nagging in the back of our minds. 

 

mahabis guide // no interruptions day

what //

Searching for the origins of No Interruptions Day draws a blank and yet it seems to be a fairly widespread tradition: 'Although this day has no official origin or proclamation, essentially it came about due to those in the workforce. Unfortunately not everyone has this day off and for many folks it’s just another day on the job.' [1] 

 

how //

A study at the University of California found that people struggle through as many as 20 interruptions an hour at work, and especially around the end of the year it can be difficult to concentrate. Efficiency expert Edward G. Brown said in interviews that when someone asks for a minute of your time that 'a minute is never a minute'. These so-called 'time bandits' could be anything from phone calls, idle chat, unnecessary meetings... so allow yourself to be closed off. Give yourself enough time, quiet and space to feel accomplished for the end of this year.

 

who //

Although this seems to be a trend that began in the workplace, work productivity is not the only thing that can suffer from constant interruption; our personal relationships can be easily affected by constant interruptions and distractions. Dedicate your No Interruptions Day to quality time, face to face, with friends and family. Alternatively, after a hectic festive season, maybe the someone who deserves an uninterrupted day to themselves is you.

 

So take a break. Put your feet up. And let yourself unwind ...uninterrupted. 

 

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    Lauren Williams
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