Productivity

Create A Life Strategy: A Research-Backed Guide to Organize Your Goals

Research-Backed Principals to Design a Purpose-Filled Life Strategy Every time you set a goal, plan your schedule, or organize your to-do list, you are working in a greater context: your life strategy. Most of us persist in goal-setting and building new habits without stepping back to perceive the bigger picture. We find ourselves frustrated and …

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To people who want a simple health tracker, but can’t get started

Take control of your wellness with a simple health tracker that’s easy-to-use and delivers results on your daily goal setting. (Spoiler alert: There’s a special bonus waiting for you at the end of this post ; ) Hydrate, stretch, workout, walk outside, breathe, soak in the bath, eat veggies, take mini-desk breaks, dim the lights …

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The 20 most important minutes of your week: Productivity tips for work

Weekly planning: How it works and how to master it The clock strikes midnight. You hit send on one final e-mail for the day. Bleary-eyed you set your alarm for 5:00 a.m., already anxious about tomorrow’s deadline. There must be a better way to plan the work day. Most office working Americans describe the workday …

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Sticking to a routine, when you don’t naturally

I don’t want tips for creating new habits, I’d rather have everything snap perfectly into place. Everything organized. Everything works like clock work. My desk is clean. Work is wrapped-up exactly on-time. My body becomes accustomed to working out on schedule – even looking forward to a good sweat session. The trouble is, a consistent routine crumbles …

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4 steps for inner-spring cleaning

Finish the phrase ‘spring’ and you just might be thinking about chickens or flowers (or snow if you live in Chicago!). But earlier today when I called my grandmother, we realized we were both thinking about the same thing: spring cleaning. Either way, there’s something soothing about the quiet, repetitive handiwork of cleaning. The smooth, …

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2 Questions to pivot your goals while sheltering-in-place

Six more weeks in quarantine. I’m not going to get through this. The first weekend of Shelter-in-Place felt like a deep, two-day sigh of relief. The normal rhythm of urgency died down to a quiet pulse, and it hit me: I finally have the bandwidth to finish sewing curtains for the living room. I started …

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How to stay accountable to yourself when working remotely

Gleaming bathroom tile, spotless kitchen counter, shining wood floors, and no stray socks to be found… This was the fruit of working remotely. Frustratingly little work work, as in the work that actually paid for groceries. Keeping track of the day in my head, I had thought that my hours logging into my home office …

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My 1-minute routine to center your inner-compass

A lamp outside of the towering iron window casts an eerie glow on the white and black checkered marble floor. The balls of my feet tread slowly across the slick tile, that even the slightest hint of a muffled echo wouldn’t disturb the outstretched shadows. Gradually my pupils adjust to the dim half-light. Blocks of …

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