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A Beautiful, Colour-Coded Travel Guide Of The World

A Beautiful, Colour-Coded Travel Guide Of The World

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    From the sandy yellow deserts to the rich green jungles, and from beautiful turquoise seas to the white snowy plains of the poles; our planet is a wonderful, colourful place. So, what if you wanted to visit a place based on your favourite colour?

    Red: Shanghai, China.

    Red is a very common theme in China as it symbolises good fortune and joy, and is used in many of their celebrations.

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    Orange: Delhi, India.

    Orange is a sacred colour in Hinduism, although the entire religion is very colourful including a festival named Holi which is celebrated by in throwing paint around. How fun does that sound?

    Yellow: Giza, Egypt.

    I actually went here when I was younger and if there’s one thing about Giza that I remember it’s that it was about a thousand different shades of yellow. Of course this is mostly due to the environment, but it’s also important to remember there were 1,400 Gods worshipped in Ancient Egypt most of which were associated with the colour yellow.

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    Green: St. Moritz, Switzerland.

    Switzerland is considered one of the greenest (that is, environmentally friendly) countries in the world. Of course, the landscape is also very green, even their homemade beverage Absinthe is green.

    Blue: Hyam’s Beach, Australia.

    The water in Hyam’s Beach is considered the cleanest in the world, and contrasts beautifully against the white sands.

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    Indigo: The Indigo Lakes, USA.

    Indigo Lake, Alaska: 1.3 km across and 746 km above sea level, these lakes are named after their glorious colour.

    Indigo Lake, Ohio: A man-made, beautiful lake famous for it’s fishing and hauntings.

    Violet: Wisteria Flower Tunnel At Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan.

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    Wisteria is one of the oldest flowering kinds of trees in Japan and this garden holds 20 different species.

    Colour Lovers Travel Guide | Cheap Flight

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    Last Updated on December 2, 2018

    How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

    How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

    Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

    The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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    The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

    Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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    Review Your Past Flow

    Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

    Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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    Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

    Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

    Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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    Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

    Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

    We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

    Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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