Origami Day Shape Your Time

Time Management Tip: Email Best Practices

Email can be a monster! Here are a few tips to managing your inbox for balance. 

In Defense of Weekly Planning

One misconception about weekly planning is that only a select group of people need to do it. I have heard many people argue that they are either not busy enough or too busy to take time each week to plan. People in every walk of life can benefit from taking time once each week to ‘reset’ and move forward with intention.

Reframing Self-Love

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to talk a little bit about love. More specifically, love of you. Contrary to what many say, you don't need candles, fancy soaps, or new clothes to practice self-love. What you do need is time, and effort.

4 Steps for an Effective Year

This year, I did things a little differently when it came to annual planning. I deeply considered my life, my time, and my goals. I realized my business is about to be 5 years old and I am quickly approaching 40. (#milestones!) I thought about my ideal day. I pictured my dream home. I looked around my current home. In this giant step back, I gained the clarity I needed to move forward. Here is what I rediscovered.

The Act of Cognitive Reframing

In psychology, there is a method known as “cognitive reframing,” which assists people in changing the way they view negative scenarios and themselves. Reframing is often successful, as it takes a process our minds already do, and alters a few key points to better facilitate confidence and grace. 

Reach Resolutions with SMART Goals

Setting goals is something vitally important to fostering growth in our lives and careers. However, effective goals are very different than stating a hope or intention. 

Time Management Tip: Flowtime Technique

was recently sent an article on the Flowtime Technique. This technique is a lot like the Pomodoro technique with a few exceptions. A typical Pomodoro cycle consists of four, twenty-five minute work segments broken up by five minute breaks, and then one longer break. On the other hand, the Flowtime technique is much looser. Instead of set times, you work until you reach a natural stopping point, and then take a break based on how long you worked. 

Too Busy for a Break?

Raise your hand if you have been told that you need to take a break and your immediate thought was “I don’t have time for a break!” I have been there and I am here to tell you that there are ways to recharge, even when you have a million things to do. Let’s break it down into three simple strategies; reframing, peaceful productivity, and sharing the burden.

Setting Boundaries in the Workplace

Setting boundaries in your workplace is one of the most important steps you, as an employee or employer, can take in retaining satisfaction and performance.

Pedaling and Peaceful Productivity

I was recently lucky enough to spend a week in New York City. The weather was absolutely perfect, so my husband and I used bicycles as our primary means of transportation. Interestingly, biking the streets of New York City helped me reflect on a few critical lessons for living a life of peaceful productivity.

Time Management Tip: Pomodoro Technique

Created by Francesco Cirillo in 1980, Pomodoro cycles are proven to help maximize work sessions and reduce procrastination through the use of frequent breaks. 

A Lesson from Jeff Banister

Jeff had one appearance at the plate, he hit a single, and never got another chance at bat. Of all the amazing lessons one could learn from this man’s ongoing resiliency and strength, my favorite lesson comes from the following quote.