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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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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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9 things to do every morning before 10 a.m.

9 things to do every morning before 10 a.m.

I am trying to do a better job to jumpstart my mornings and using the hours when I’m the most awake to do the things that matter most. A morning routine can be hard to establish, but it’s important! So, I wanted to share the 9 things I’m trying to do every day before 10 a.m. (Or at least some of those things – it’s hard to get everything done, every day!) If you’re anything like me, routines make the…

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How to take advantage of the back-to-school mindset

How to take advantage of the back-to-school mindset

If you’re like me, you feel like you get a major reset in mid-August. Why? It’s time for back to school! Even if you aren’t actually going back to school, there’s something about this season in life. It’s time for a new planner, new pens and a whole new you. OK, probably not really, but after 22 years of preparing for the first day of school, that mindset is still a part of me. It helps, of course, that I…

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5 things to do on Sunday for a better week

5 things to do on Sunday for a better week

I am sure I am not alone in facing the Sunday scaries on the occasional Sunday. But my guess is some people have the Sunday scaries every Sunday – and it doesn’t have to be that way. There are a few things I do every Sunday to get ready for the week ahead, and I wanted to share with anyone else who gets that anxious feeling in their stomach on Sunday evenings. [Read more: How to come back from vacation…

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How to come back from vacation ready to go

How to come back from vacation ready to go

I am sure I am not the only person who struggles to get back into the swing of things when coming back from vacation – either a short or long trip. We took a quick weekend trip to Nags Head a few weeks ago, and even that Monday morning was tough, even though it was only a few hours both ways! I have a few tried and true strategies for sinking your teeth back into your work and starting your…

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what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

what I’ve learned from Rachel Hollis about creating habits

I was so excited when Rachel Hollis’ new book, Girl, Stop Apologizing, came out in March! I always listen to these sorts of books on audiobook (I have an Audible subscription and totally recommend it!) and this one was especially good. Rachel Hollis has a great way of speaking and is a very engaging narrator. Plus, I love listening to authors narrate their own books! They tell the story in a completely different way. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate…

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4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

4 ways to invest in yourself (at a low cost)

If personal development is high on your priority this list (and good for you!) you may be worried about the cost. If you’re trying to master a skill, grow as a leader or make serious progress towards your goals, it’s time to invest in yourself. That doesn’t have to cost money! There are plenty of ways you can invest in your own personal development at little to no cost. 1. Get a library card. The best way to invest in…

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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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my 2019 resolutions

my 2019 resolutions

I don’t put too much stock into setting specific resolutions anymore, because I think that sets you up for failure, especially if you try to jump into achieving EVERYTHING at once. So, I set a word of 2019 earlier in the month, and now I’m shaping a few goals around that word. My word of 2019, if you missed it, is well. Meaning I want to live well, eat well, feel well – and just get closer to optimal wellness,…

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