Tips for Life & Work — focus

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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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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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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