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How to map out and finish a big project in plenty of time

How to map out and finish a big project in plenty of time

Do you have a big project coming up? I just helped a friend with this, so I wanted to share my strategies for mapping out a big project and getting it done with plenty of time! When I was helping the friend, she needed to get several pieces of an application done before a deadline. She was fretting that she didn’t have enough time to get all of it done and ready to submit in ten days. “Easy!” I told…

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3 things you SHOULDN’T do when setting a deadline

3 things you SHOULDN’T do when setting a deadline

Today, we’re talking deadlines. Are you setting deadlines for yourself or others as we get ready for the end of the year? If so, make sure you aren’t making any of these common mistakes. 1 – Being unrealistic. The No. 1 way to mess up majorly on your own deadline is to be totally unrealistic with yourself or your team members. Deadlines are important, and I swear by them for almost any project. But you can’t just slap any old…

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The 30-Day Productivity Challenge

The 30-Day Productivity Challenge

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5 tips for practical meal prep

5 tips for practical meal prep

I love looking at meal prep ideas and inspiration on Pinterest, but I’ve found that most of the recipes out there aren’t very practical. Too many ingredients, too much storage required, too time-consuming – all for a week of lunches! So, I’m sharing my own practical meal prep tips. Practical doesn’t have to mean boring! Today, I want to share the things I do to plan dinners for the week, prep and pack my lunches and breakfasts and make grocery…

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How to have more productive evenings

How to have more productive evenings

Want to make the most out your time at home and have more productive evenings? Keep reading! If you’re like me, you come home from work ready to plop down on the couch, relax and watch some TV. But that’s not the way to knock things off your to do list! If you want to see more productive evenings (thereby saving your weekends from being consumed by chores!), I have a few tips that I have been personally using myself….

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My Christmas shopping schedule – how I get it all done, early

My Christmas shopping schedule – how I get it all done, early

It’s time to start planning for the holidays! If you’re a big planner – or if you’re a big last-minute shopper – you’ll hopefully appreciate my Christmas shopping tips for maximizing the months leading up to the holidays, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute. This will also make it easier for you to take advantage of big retail sale days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Christmas shopping tips: Three months out from Christmas: Make a list of…

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how to work among chaos

how to work among chaos

Whether you’re working from home with children or roommates or working in an office space with coworkers, there is likely a hefty amount of chaos around you! I’m sharing a few productivity tips to work around the chaos and stay on top of your shit. I know my work environment is especially chaotic, and I can’t think of too many other environments that have one up on me. Exceptions, obviously, if you work in a school or a hospital, or…

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5 things productive people don’t do

5 things productive people don’t do

I spend a lot of time sharing productivity tips with my students. I’m definitely “the productivity girl.” I am far from the most productive person, but I do feel very passionate about maximizing my productivity and using my time valuably. Even if I’m not always perfect, there are some things I strive not to do. I spend a lot of time telling people what they can do to be more productive. But I think it would be worthwhile to share…

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