Caring for Yourself and Others During Times of Crisis

As the worldwide pandemic started and our world went into lockdown, our family found ourselves at home together working and going to school. It was a time of many mixed emotions. It was stressful and chaotic but also comforting to hope that we would be safe at home together. We were grateful to have the ability to stay home and still work but worried about those throughout the world who had lost their jobs and businesses. We were in awe over the heroic actions of health care workers and first responders but felt guilty that we weren’t doing more to help.

Caring for Yourself and Others During Times of Crisis
Caring for Yourself and Others During Times of Crisis. Photo by Melissa Askew

There were also many new things that we needed to deal with in our new daily lives – from finding workable office spaces for the adults to communicating with teachers and other professionals who had been helping our children. Our independent kids who were always amazing students at school suddenly couldn’t do schoolwork at home unless a parent was sitting right next to them the entire time. Our kids had speech therapy sessions, class meetings, orthodontist appointments, and piano lessons online while the parents were left to coordinate the scheduling and technologies of all of these new things in addition to working, helping kids with schoolwork, and doing all of the regular things required to run the household.
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25 Tips on Self-Awareness and How It Impacts Time Management

You’re probably wondering…

Why a productivity strategist is writing a booklet on self-awareness.

It’s because, as the song says, the knee bone is connected to the shin bone. Let me explain.

25 Tips on Self-Awareness and How It Impacts Time Management
25 Tips on Self-Awareness and How It Impacts Time Management. Photo by Fa Barboza

How you view yourself and your actions is key to your change and growth. But your impact on others and how they view you is equally important. Yet I don’t always work with clients who understand how their behaviors are viewed or impact others.

This is particularly the case if my clients are procrastinators. Or challenged by holding themselves accountable for their actions and timelines. Trust me, co-workers and team members have a definite vision of you.

Hope this helps connect the dots!
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5 Actionable Keys for Cultivating Powerful Conversational Change

How we communicate shows other people exactly what’s going on inside of our hearts and minds.

The way we communicate has the potential to build our relationships up or tear them down. Either way, we have the final say in this.

5 Actionable Keys for Cultivating Powerful Conversational Change
5 Actionable Keys for Cultivating Powerful Conversational Change. Photo by Mihai Surdu

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50 Tips for How to Manage Paper Chaos

When it comes to your paper management, your style comes into play more than you think. Managing daily paper flow is, in part, dependent upon whether or not you need visual cues. This is important to know when organizing your desktop and it impacts your space management as well.

50 Tips for How to Manage Paper Chaos
50 Tips for How to Manage Paper Chaos. Photo by Christa Dodoo

When it comes to time management, the goal is to use time more effectively and efficiently to increase productivity, save money and reduces stress. Using space more efficiently is also a key element.

Space management includes desk placement, paper flow, and containerization, file and supply storage, space allotment, lighting, comfort, ergonomics, and esthetics.

This article provides some basic information to help you de-clutter your space and have it work for YOU! And always remember to…

Clear your desk. Clear your mind. Organize it
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50 Tips for How to Manage Time Chaos

What does time management have to do with setting goals?

Everything.

Achieving goals involves identifying activities and completing a series of related tasks. Planning time allows you to complete tasks and accomplish goals.

50 Tips for How to Manage Time Chaos
50 Tips for How to Manage Time Chaos. Photo by Andy Beales

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How to Recover from Overwhelm and Overthinking

When you think too much, it overheats and may start displaying error messages or perform a sudden shutdown.

I felt like that many times, and that’s why I’ve tried all sorts of things to quiet my mind and restore my peace before I would fall into a state of depression.

I’m going to show you the best methods to take control of your thoughts.

Don’t worry. It’s just a temporary error
Don’t worry. It’s just a temporary error

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