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Easing Re-entry: 3 Tips for Getting Back to Work After a Break

Easing Re-entry: 3 Tips for Getting Back to Work After a Break

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.

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Four Steps For Getting Through a Push Week

Four Steps For Getting Through a Push Week

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.”

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You Probably Owe Yourself More Downtime

You Probably Owe Yourself More Downtime

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.

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What’s Interfering With Your Productivity This Summer?

What’s Interfering With Your Productivity This Summer?

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.

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Crave Productivity? Deal With Your Fears First.

Crave Productivity? Deal With Your Fears First.

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.

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What’s Next? Prioritizing During Chronic Stress

What’s Next? Prioritizing During Chronic Stress

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.

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Which of These Two Mindsets Do You Have?

Which of These Two Mindsets Do You Have?

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.

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Managing Your Emotions During Quarantine

Managing Your Emotions During Quarantine

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?

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Lucky, Lucky You: Getting Ready for Lucky Breaks

Lucky, Lucky You: Getting Ready for Lucky Breaks

Are You Prepared to Be Lucky? Is there a career-opening, life-changing moment ahead for you? One of the wonderful things about believing in luck is knowing that a big, lucky, Rosario-Dawson-on-her-front-stoop moment could happen to you at any time, with no advance warning.

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Do You Know How to Convert a Great Idea Into Action?

Do You Know How to Convert a Great Idea Into Action?

Do you have a big, great idea? Have you dreamed up an invention that will revolutionize modern life? Converting big ideas into reality is something that takes time, work and planning. March is as good a time as any to let yourself daydream about the ideas you’d like to turn into reality.

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What Can You Give Up This Year?

What Can You Give Up This Year?

Do you like to pick up mementos and gifts while you’re traveling? Maybe you collect a few small things along the way, thinking “I’ll find space for this later” and blissfully ignore the fact that your suitcase is already full.

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Are You Setting Yourself Up to Fail?

Are You Setting Yourself Up to Fail?

The beginning of the New Year this January might be a letdown after the festivities of the holiday season, but you’ve got to say this for it: At least you can find some bargains. Gyms offer major perks to entice new members. Big-box stores slash prices on things like workout clothes, kitchen appliances and vacuum cleaners, appealing to those shoppers who have vowed to do more exercising, home cooking and cleaning.

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Simple Ways to Chart a Successful 2020

Simple Ways to Chart a Successful 2020

When you read this, you may already have one foot out the door on work. Now that we’re entering the holiday homestretch, many people are slowing down on productivity and ramping up their cookie consumption. I hope your time management system has given you some time and space that you can use to enjoy the holidays in whatever way you wish.

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Where Were You a Decade Ago?

Where Were You a Decade Ago?

Do you remember when all anyone could talk about was “Avatar”? It was a monstrous hit, and even if you didn’t see it in theaters yourself, there’s a good chance you remember the way that excitement about the movie swept through the country. The year was 2009, and while it might seem like just yesterday, a full decade has passed since then.

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Need More Time? There Are (Too Many) Apps For That

Need More Time? There Are (Too Many) Apps For That

Patience may be a virtue, but you don’t have to like it. Just ask any toddler – waiting for things you want is hard. When you’ve ordered something you’re excited about getting, even two-day shipping seems unreasonably slow. Instant gratification is one of the things we love most about our smart phones and their apps, isn’t it?

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Do You Need to Make Time for Halloween?

Do You Need to Make Time for Halloween?

As a kid, the idea of a monster lurking in your closet might have been a top fear. As an adult, you’re probably less afraid of imaginary beasts and more afraid of, you know, the IRS. Or accidentally sending a text that’s meant for your spouse to a client. Or maybe, if you’re a parent, you live in fear of one of life’s scariest experiences: Realizing that Halloween is almost here and you haven’t yet figured out how to construct the elaborate robot costume your child is begging for.

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Is the Ripple Effect Working For You or Against You?

Is the Ripple Effect Working For You or Against You?

Have you seen “It’s a Wonderful Life”? (No, I’m not trying to jumpstart the holiday season in October; let’s leave that to the stores that are already selling candy canes and twinkle lights.) If you haven’t seen it – well, rectify that this year, but I’ll give you a brief overview.

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