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When You’re Staring Blankly at Your Computer

Posted by reallifee on Mar 17, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 2 comments

When You’re Staring Blankly at Your Computer

When you’re staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you’re not doing what you need to get done, it’s easy to fall into some time investment traps such as: thinking you’ll just stay up as late as you need to in order to get the work done, which leads to wasting time and being sleep deprived. trying to get yourself motivated, which isn’t always necessary and can lead to more procrastination. or sticking with the task but having it take waaaaayyyyy longer than it should take. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone, and the key is often to step back. Not to just clear your mind of anxiety, but to actually address...

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Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Posted by reallifee on Jan 13, 2014 in Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

Why am I not doing what I know I should do? This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can’t seem to implement real changes in our behavior. As a time coach, I’ve seen over and over again that when people hit this road block, it’s time for them to stop and examine their emotions. Our analytical minds may resist this idea, viewing the ominous forest of feelings as suspicious at best, and terrifying at worst. We may even find ourselves thinking that acknowledging the role our emotions play in our time management (or as I like to call...

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So Humbled…

Posted by reallifee on Jan 1, 2014 in E Notes, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

So Humbled…

A few times a year, I send out an update to a small circle of personal friends who live around the world. It’s my way of keeping in touch with people who I may not be able to call or see on a regular basis. As per my custom, I sent out my end of year reflections and after doing so, I thought these also might resonate with you. So here is my personal sharing on what I’ve been learning on the balance between being proactive and yet staying humble to the reality that we’re never completely in control–and that’s OK: My learning has centered around three main themes: You never quite know what will happen so it’s important to enjoy and...

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Focus On Your Talents and Keep Practicing

Posted by reallifee on Dec 16, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Focus On Your Talents and Keep Practicing

As a time coach, I empower clients to accomplish more with peace and confidence by identifying and focusing on what they have the power to control. So when research comes out like the recent New York Times article on talent, my immediate question is: How can people think about this research in a way that motivates positive action? From my perspective, talent should be seen as potential energy whereas practice is the force that releases the power of this potential energy. As the New York Times op-ed elucidates, talent does matter in terms of your maximum possible performance. However as my friend and fellow time management expert Cal Newport beautifully illustrates in...

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Use “Naked Planning” to Keep Yourself Accountable During Projects

Posted by reallifee on Dec 2, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Entrepreneurship, Internships & Jobs, Psychology, Resources, Schedule Makeover, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Use “Naked Planning” to Keep Yourself Accountable During Projects

Does the thought of planning fill you with dread? When you do force yourself to plan, do you realize at the end of the day that you never actually looked at your list? If so, it could be time to step out from behind all of the project management software, notebooks, and to-do lists and participate in some naked planning. What do I mean by naked planning? Invite another person into the process of planning your days to keep you accountable. Why? The most successful people I know acknowledge what’s hard for them and then put the right support in place to help them achieve their goals. By baring your planning to someone else, you can get over your embarrassment and...

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Finding the Balance Between Good Stress and Good Relaxation

Posted by reallifee on Nov 25, 2013 in E Tips, Encouragement, Health & Wellness, Psychology, Rest & Rejuvenation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Finding the Balance Between Good Stress and Good Relaxation

Finding the right balance in life is the key being productive and healthy. When stress threatens to overwhelm our lives, it wreaks havoc with our routines and throws us off balance. A little stress is good; it helps to charge our instincts, increase our creativity and spur us on to better learning. The harmful side of stress, according to the Mayo Clinic, comes when its effect become overwhelming. This leads to a buildup of tensions and frustration, and takes away the state of balance we work so hard to achieve. Unfortunately, stress is everywhere today. It exists externally, with work, family and friends, and internally in how we deal with them all. It is important to...

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