The Key To Stress Relief….And Romance!

  After almost 15 years of marriage, my hubby and I incorporated a weekly date night. We’ve been on plenty of dates before but never had it scheduled on a consistent basis. And I’ve been loving it. Finally a time to: Sit in peace without the kiddos and order a real adult meal Catch up with my…

This Has Got To Stop

This has seriously got to stop. Your overwhelm, anxiety, confusion, distraction and more. You get excited about so many things, you start thinking about them and then you lose steam or even worse – get paralyzed. You’re going so many different directions that you’re making little to no progress at all. It has to stop. You have…

Is Fear Getting In Your Way?

  In case you haven’t heard, we’re over a week into the 14 Day Get It Done Challenge: The challenge where you take care of ONE procrastinated task each day. The truth is, there are all types of reasons we procrastinate. There are some tasks you procrastinate because they bore you. (Like scouring through piles of business…

What My Suitcase Taught Me About My Schedule

I just got back from an awesome two-week vacay with my family and friends. Typically, I pack super light and manage to get everything into a carry-on bag. But this time I thought why not treat myself to more room (and more shoes!) So I took our giant 28” suitcase. Big mistake. I packed six pairs of shoes,…

Why I Eat My Broccoli First

My son hates broccoli. As in hold his nose, make a queasy face with every painstaking bite and fake vomit noises as he exhales. So I always encourage him to eat it before starting his meal. “Why not get it over with so you can enjoy your pasta? I mean, why would you want to…

The Only Way I Can Focus

Focus, focus, focus. I know. I talk about it a lot. And I try to keep myself doing throughout the day. But in order to keep myself focused, I have to make the time and space for my distractions too. Say whaaaat? Yes, in fact distractions motivate my ability to stay focused. To concentrate. And…

Have Trouble Saying No?

I know your type. Kind. Generous. Always looking out for others. And in the process of making everyone else happy, you find yourself running around like a crazy person. Work appointment to social engagement to meeting to lunch to work meeting to 25th anniversary to baseball game to church event to work appointment to car…

To Stand Or Not To Stand

There are so many factors that add to your personal productivity beyond the latest app or the fastest browser. Things we may take for granted like: sleep, food, water, light, and fitness. Deficiency in any of those areas affect your ability to stay focused, be creative and stay energized throughout the day. And I’m guessing that you,…

Do You Have Too Much On Your Plate?

Do you have too much on your plate. Too many commitments? Too many projects? Too many responsibilities? Too many, too many, too many. When you take on too much, when you’re too stretched, when you say yes to too many things…you lose. You lose time, focus and most importantly – you lose your sanity. (And…

When Every Minute Counts…

      Being productive doesn’t happen in one big swoop of time. It’s an accumulation of small efficiencies throughout your day that add up to that extra hour. Here’s one simple and impactful way to make those minutes count. And get you out of work, one hour earlier. Here’s to getting more of the…