How I Got Things Done During a Difficult Season

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This past year has been a doozy! About this time last year, a crazy kind of fatigue set in like nothing I had previously experienced, along with a serious lack of appetite. For someone who not only loves to cook, but enjoys eating, this was unusual. There were random bouts of the “flu,” or at least that’s what I assumed it was, every couple of weeks. This too was out of the ordinary, because this version of the “flu” came with other symptoms including my arms and legs going numb. Frankly it was frightening! My preference is to manage things … Read More

Upgrading to Plan B

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How you start the day – that makes a difference. It sets the course of your day. My morning routine includes time connecting with God, reading, exercising, and making a plan for the day. Isn’t that what you would expect from a life coach – a routine and a plan? Armed with my plan, which I now affectionately refer to as Plan A, or my “to do” list, I enthusiastically set out to execute Plan A. Some days, I am able to happily cross things off with ease and my productive side brims with satisfaction. But most days, the unexpected … Read More

Procrastinate on Purpose & Enjoy Increased Productivity

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Typically, procrastinating is a something to avoid. Google it! There are dozens and dozens of tips and tricks to help you kick the habit of procrastinating! What if the real problem is that you’ve been procrastinating at the wrong things? What if procrastinating could be a desirable habit when it is applied to the right things? If you are a pro at procrastinating… this ought to give you some hope! 24 hours – no matter how you slice it, that’s how many hours you get each day. If you are getting the rest you need, exercising, spending time with God, … Read More

7 Reasons to Bring Recess to Work

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Sign hanging on a computer screen that says Recess

Remember when you were in elementary school and someone asked you what your favorite subject was? More often than not, it was recess! Back then, you relished the free time and the chance to mingle with friends. The fact that it provided a much needed break from the rigors of academic subjects, a chance to be active, and an opportunity to learn how to manage unstructured time were not even considerations. Neither were the skills you were learning, like resolving conflict, sharing, leading, collaborating and negotiating. Mostly you knew that you enjoyed recess; that is was fun! You probably didn’t … Read More