O'Reilly logo

Switch Off by Angela Lockwood

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Part IV Designing your habitat for health

We have looked at why switching off is important and strategies for accomplishing it. The hard part is putting what you have learned into practice in your own life. I hope while reading this book you have tried out some of the tips and strategies. If so, how did you go? Were the strategies as simple to realise as promised? Did you find some of the challenges you came up against easy enough to work around?

The chapters that follow are designed to show you how to integrate these new skills into your life. The key is to create an environment around you that allows you to flick the switch in the simplest way possible.

Most people follow daily practices to help them do their work, run their household or stay healthy. As a society we are obsessed with the habits of the rich and famous, perhaps imagining ourselves one day becoming super wealthy and successful, like Virgin's Richard Branson or Zappos' Tony Hsieh or Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. At the click of a button we can read about the habits that helped make them successful. In just over half a second Google will deliver more than 400 000 search results for ‘Richard Branson's success habits'!

So the scoop on the habits of successful people is easy to find, and it turns out that they're not that complicated. They are things like getting up early, sorting out their priorities and writing their to-do list before starting work, keeping up to date by reading the newspaper, keeping fit by taking ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required