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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

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Getting Focused: Choose Your One Thing

As you might remember from my previous newsletter: back in June I was waking up and asking myself: "What are all the things I need to do today?" and this meant I was starting my day feeling harried and already behind schedule. So in July, I started asking myself instead: "What one thing does your body need this week to stay healthy?" and "What one thing matters most today?"  In the beginning, the latter question freaked me out. But I now, it's become so important that my husband and I began incorporating this into another new ritual: a daily morning walk. We bundle up, head out for a walk at 7:30am, ask each other, "What's your one thing...

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Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

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Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

Many of us are so overwhelmed with tasks and deadlines that we have no energy left for the creative side of our work. This video is a quick little snippet from our Manage Your Time, Manage Your Creativity workshop that we're hosting again (last one had a waitlist of 50 people, so.....it seemed right to hold it again). Watch the video to get a sneak peek into the beginning of the workshop and learn a bit about what neurotransmitters are involved with creativity. Sign up for the in-person workshop to learn time management techniques that help you free up your time (and brain)...

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CREATIVEMORNINGS: FREE LIFE SYMMETRY DOWNLOAD

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CREATIVEMORNINGS: FREE LIFE SYMMETRY DOWNLOAD

As February's CreativeMornings speaker, Paloma dove into the historical, anthropological, and neuroscientific origins of "work-life balance". As part of the talk, Paloma shared an exercise anyone can do to define their own life symmetry and, should it feel unbalanced, a way to calibrate it for health and happiness.   If you missed the event (don't feel bad, tickets sold out in 15 minutes!) no worries because you can watch the full video here, courtesy of Portland CreativeMornings.  Even better news: We're providing the worksheet for free as a digital download! To get the most of the video and free exercise: Print out the worksheet, or get a large sheet of blank paper so...

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Catch Location Calibration

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Catch Location Calibration

As promised, this is a continuation of our latest Ask Paloma post where we talked to Mimi about what to do when you have too many to-do lists. We left off with the promise of going deeper on catch locations.  What are catch locations? Most people store important information (including email addresses, meeting information, appointments, ideas, lists, etc) in places like apps on their phone, notebooks, calendar apps, Gmail, sticky notes, planners, and even napkins. Each of these are catch locations because it's where key info is "caught".  Why does thinking about catch locations matter?Because a major source of stress can come from having too many of them...

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Ask Paloma -- Productivity Tools For Too Many To-Do Lists

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Ask Paloma -- Productivity Tools For Too Many To-Do Lists

Welcome to our new series Ask Paloma, where Paloma answers a question submitted by a customer. It's like a transcript of a mini coaching session so we can all nerd out and learn together. This particular question was asked by 11:11 Supplies Store Manager, Mimi Solum, and covers some of the tools we'll cover at our upcoming workshop BRAIN-FRIENDLY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS (held on June 23rd, 2018). Sign up here to attend this workshop.  THE QUESTIONMimi brought her most common frustration to the table: "I am a list addict. I have lists everywhere, in my planner, multiple notebooks, my phone, on scraps of paper in the...

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