Tips for Life & Work

Dealing with procrastination? Consider your core needs

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If you're finding yourself procrastinating about something important (like writing a big paper or completing an important work project) and can't figure out why you can't get motivated about it: Join the July Healthy Productivity Learning Group (Early Bird registration ends June 18th!) 'cause this video is one the freebies Group Members get in addition to live group coaching sessions with me -- and/or--  Consider your core needs: it's possible that your limbic brain is just trying to do it's job. It might believe that by NOT doing that task, it is protecting one or more of your core needs. Learn about this...

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FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

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FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

WHAT IS UP WITH PROCRASTINATION? Well, from a habit perspective, we find that humans tend to procrastinate on tasks that fall into one of three categories: (1) Tasks they find boring or unpleasant, (2) Tasks they find overwhelming or (3) Tasks that they (unconsciously or otherwise) are concerned they'll fail at. In a future post, we'll go over methods to tackle the first and third category, but first, let's discuss a myth that gets in the way of addressing all three categories.  WILLPOWER: A pesky myth about procrastination is that it's simply an issue of willpower. Some people are better are...

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FOCUS TIP #1: GO ANALOG

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FOCUS TIP #1: GO ANALOG

When you want to strategize, brainstorm, or just think through a tricky problem, you'll  want to create an “environment of focus” --  going analog allows you to do that easier, faster. THE SCIENCEResearch has found that brainstorming or problem-solving using analog writing utensil (pens, markers, pencils) results in more productive thinking than typing or digital tools.  In addition, using a phone or laptop means you're likely hearing or seeing alerts and notifications, all things that interrupt brain flow, which results in lower overall brain performance.   To get the most of your brain when you're doing creative or complex problem solving, try...

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A Weekly Date With Money

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A Weekly Date With Money

Whether it's saving more money, saving for a specific purpose, paying off debt, earning more, or earning the same amount but for different work/different hours, you might benefit from a Weekly Date with Money. This exercise is a great way to get started on your financial goals on your own.    Financial Habit Exercise: Get Romantic with Money Step 1: Create a Money TrackerIt takes about 5-15 minutes to create an expense or finance tracker on paper.  If you're aesthetically-driven (i.e you're motivated by beautiful things/ good design) be sure to come in to the shop to pick up a copy...

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Year End, Year Start (Freebie!)

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Year End, Year Start (Freebie!)

Hi loves! It's been awhile....the thing is, I decided during the holidays to focus first on keeping up with your amazing orders and keeping the online store stocked - and turns out, this left no time for social media and newsletters. Happy problem!  But I did want to make a little downloadable freebie for you all, in case this may help you get grounded, focused and calibrated for your 2021.  I'll upload my own example later, but for now, here's the PDF version, and a googledoc version for those that want to copy, redesign your own :)    Make sure to share...

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