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As summer 2021 begins, are you feeling the pressure to make up for lost time? Remember, this summer hasn’t happened yet. It’s still ahead of you, and it’s yours to control.
As we start making the shift back into something resembling “normal” life, it’s easy to forget about the good things that came out of the pandemic—but I hope you won’t forget. Don’t be too quick to put this experience behind you. Instead, use it to create the post-pandemic life you’ve been craving all these long months.
As we inch closer to our second pandemic summer, I know I’m not the only one reflecting on how much has changed since this time last year. It felt like things were getting closer to normal after a few really tough months. That was then. This is now—and this summer isn’t going to be like last summer. Ready for a fresh start?
When you’re constantly juggling a ton of work and personal responsibilities, it’s easy to get overwhelmed as your brain scrambles to keep things from falling through the cracks. For better productivity, give your brain a hand with these tips.
Hopefully, you’re going to have a lot more options for ways to spend your weekends this year than you did last year…. But just because you’ll have more options doesn’t mean you’ll magically have more time.
Even as we get closer and closer to post-pandemic life, we’re still firmly entrenched in mid-pandemic life. Having recently marked the first anniversary of lockdown beginning, we now have a full year of experiences to look back on.
I don’t know about you, but the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic lockdown has been on my mind a lot this week. My memories of last March are vivid. It’s impossible to forget how frightening the beginning of lockdown was…
After nearly a year of pandemic life, we’re all craving something new. Many of us have had to cancel the vacations and trips that would normally shake up our routines. Every day feels the same… but the power to change that is in your hands.
This Pandemic has rolled right over us and caused a lot of bad days and self-doubt. Your resiliency is what will get you back on track.
Last week may have been great for you, or it may have been one of those weeks when everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Even if it’s the latter, I guarantee you did some things well last week.
So, 2020 wasn’t the year we had hoped it would be. I celebrated its end along with everyone else—but a funny thing happened on January 1st. We all woke up and discovered that nothing had changed.
Most of us won’t remember 2020 as one of our favorite years. It’s been hard on absolutely everyone (except maybe the dogs who loved having their people home so much). I’m guessing you’re not sorry to see this year come to an end.
Many of us spend more time thinking about our frustrations than our gratitude, and our time management suffers as a result. I’m sharing two simple ways to use gratitude to improve productivity—I’d be grateful if you’d check it out!
I’ve definitely made some odd buying decisions during lockdown. Blame the targeted Facebook ads, or the stress, but I think all of us have bought things this year that we didn’t anticipate wanting—and I’m not just talking about masks and hand sanitizer.
Don’t beat yourself up for falling behind, or trying to claw your way back on track with your pre-pandemic goals. Instead, I want to urge you to re-imagine your goals and make sure they actually align with your current priorities.
Have you experienced days that seemed to last 48 hours, while entire weeks have just… disappeared? If it seems like your perception of time shifted when the pandemic began—and hasn’t shifted back yet—I want you to know this is so normal.
The pandemic has made this so much more challenging than it was before, so I want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling like your weekends have evaporated. Reclaiming your weekends is all about how you schedule your week—aren’t you ready for a real break?
If you’re ready to get back on track with your long-term goals, or need some extra help to stay on track, this one question could be a game changer.
Have you done any puzzles to pass the time since lock-down began? Many of us have turned to this comforting pastime this year.
Looking ahead to the start of my work week, I’m thinking about how tough re-entry to “normal life” can be after time away. It doesn’t matter whether you’re finishing a month-long trip to the shore or a weekend camping trip. Getting back into work or school mode can be a painful adjustment but it doesn’t have to be.
No matter what your idea of a normal week looks like, sometimes you find yourself in an extra intense one. Some people would call this a hell week or crazy week, but I like to use the term: “push week.”
Downtime is an absolutely essential component of good time management. This summer, with the long sunny days it’s important to take a break once and a while to do something that you enjoy, so you can be refreshed when you get back to work.
I’m hearing from a lot of my clients that they’re especially struggling with uncertainty now that it’s summer. This is a season when so many of us normally participate in annual traditions that we love, and that are suddenly impossible this year.
There’s a comforting familiarity about summer. From the first cook-out of the season to the last Labor Day celebrations, we all have an idea of what a typical summer looks like in our lives. We have annual summer traditions that we look forward to all year. And summertime snacks can’t be beat.
If you’re sitting at your desk working on a report and you think you hear someone trying to break into your house, are you going to be able to focus on the report while you’re fearing for your life? Of course not. Productivity becomes a back-burner issue when you don’t feel safe.
With the pandemic, productivity has been a big challenge for a lot of people, and for good reason. One thing that may help you maintain focus and combat time management challenges? Being very intentional about how you approach prioritizing.
Are you a “growth” person or a “fixed” person? Do you welcome criticism or reject it? Do you like challenges or avoid them? Your answers to these questions can reveal a lot about your mindset.
Right now, when we’re all on an emotional roller-coaster all day, a lot of us are naturally struggling with productivity and time management. Managing those tough emotions is the key to getting past them and regaining your focus. So what can you do?
Despite the fact that I worked out of my home office before quarantine, I recently had to make some changes to my office setup. The space that worked for me pre-quarantine just wasn’t supporting my needs and new routines now.