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Relaxation Takes Practice, Too

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Hear that? No? Exactly. That’s the silence of a blissfully empty calendar: No meetings, no deadlines, nowhere to be. For the next few days, your only project is to relax. Kick back with a puzzle and a hot mug of something. Oh, and try not to let all that downtime drive you up the wall.

An open expanse of time seems great, in theory. In practice, though, doing nothing and actually enjoying it is a skill that a…

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