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Santa Approved Methods To Eliminate Holiday Stress

Santa Approved Methods To Eliminate Holiday Stress

Do you cringe each year in November when you first hear holiday music playing in the department stores? It can be like a sparkly red and green flashing alarm going off in your brain saying Oh no! It’s that time again – time for holiday parties, shopping for presents, house guests, traveling, decorating, gift wrapping, and elf hiding…

The holiday season is supposed to bring cheer and happiness but for many people, it is synonymous with stress and chaos. With the deadline of Chrismahanukwanzakah quickly approaching, the to-dos multiply exponentially and might leave you fearing you will never have enough time to get everything done. It’s no wonder already busy people have come to dread the scent of pine cones and chiming of sleigh bells.

Stress and chaos often come from the feeling of having too much to do combined with the uncertainty of getting it all done in time. Can you relate? My holiday anxiety has steadily decreased each passing year after figuring out the root cause and choosing to eliminate holiday stress from my life.  Previously I approached each holiday season with too much optimism and was not realistic about what I could actually accomplish without stressing myself out. I had an ideal of what activities our family needs to do, what the house needs to look like, how large our holiday meal needs to be, and how perfect the gifts for our family and friends need to be. What I never planned on, was how high my level of stress would be – and I mean rip-your-own-hair-out high! I had been approaching the holiday season all wrong. Are you?

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Business Growth: 4 Steps to Less Stress

Business Growth: 4 Steps to Less Stress

Years ago, did you dream of owning your own business? Did you realize you’d face obstacles getting it started and have plenty of hurdles to overcome? You probably did, but you might not have foreseen the massive amount of stress you’d experience managing day to day operations. Are you now doing just what you need to get by because the idea of growing your business seems totally overwhelming?

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3 Methods To Get The Most Out Of Downtime Between Appointments

3 Methods To Get The Most Out Of Downtime Between Appointments

You probably want to maximize time but often think, “Where does the time go?” It seems to just disappear into thin air sometimes. Hours fly by. Minutes feel more like seconds. Time you could otherwise invest in your family, business, hobby, community, or other activity that supports your goals is often lost. Where does it hide? Likely, lost time doesn’t end up in the same place as lost socks from the dryer (still unsure about that answer). You can actually find lost time again and maximize it to make a huge impact on achieving your goals. A major key to doing so is to make the most out of your downtime between appointments. Here’s how:

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Why You Need To Say No Today!

Why You Need To Say No Today!

No! Na! Nie! Nu! Niet! Ne! Mai!

No matter what language you speak, saying no to others can be hard but it’s an important part of maximizing your personal productivity. Like most people, you may fear saying no makes you look selfish, rude or lazy, but saying yes to everything will leave you with too much to do and can distract you from what’s important.

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed: 5 Strategies to Conquer Your Task List Today

I am a list-making, get-sh*t-done kind of girl. I work from a massive task list that usually has around 200 tasks at any given time. Yep, that’s right! I have over 200 pending tasks on my plate on any given day and do not feel overwhelmed. You may be thinking, “What!?” or “Why!?” or “How!?”

Just the thought of a huge task list may make you feel overwhelmed, but it gives me a great sense of peace because I have all of my thoughts, ideas, and tasks outside of my head and documented in one place that I can access whenever the time is right. My task list allows me the freedom to think past today, tomorrow, and even next week. It empowers me to make proactive instead of reactive decisions about how I invest my time. My task list also enables me to live my life from a place of authority which comes from knowing I’m in control of my day. Ready to gain more control over your life? Start with conquering your task list!

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9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

9 Reasons To Go Digital With Your Task List Now!

Are you still writing your to-do list down on a legal pad? Even worse, does your office look like a tie-dyed mess of brightly colored Post-it notes reminding you of upcoming appointments and to-dos? It’s time to step into the era of digitization, starting with your task list! That is a bold statement but you must go digital with your task list to be the most efficient and effective. It’s essential! Unless you’re obsessed with the old school method and could care less about improving your productivity, take advantage of current technology and reap the many benefits of going digital!

Here are nine great reasons you need to ditch paper and go digital with your task list today:

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Productivity: There’s No App For That!

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Picture yourself walking around a cocktail party. You’re looking fabulously dressed in your new suit, networking, enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and conversation, and commanding the room with ease. Now think what the number one question is that you are being asked. It’s probably not, “Are you enjoying the asparagus canapés?” More often than not, at these kinds of functions and in your day-to-day life, it’s “What do you do (for a living)?” I get that question quite often and am guessing you do too. When I answer “I’m a productivity specialist,” I usually get a long pause while they process that. I mean after all, it’s not every day one meets a productivity specialist. After an awkward moment of silence my reply is almost always followed by, “So what is your favorite app to be productive?”

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Are You Wasting Time On Pointless Activities?

You waste time and you know it. You check Facebook. Watch television. Surf the Internet. You’re hardly alone. Most of us engage in these activities from time to time and are totally aware they’re wasteful uses of our time. I’m not worried about those. We choose to dig those graves and enjoy lying in them. What I’m worried about is the graves we unintentionally dig and fall into haphazardly. You should be worried too! I’m talking about wasting time on repetitive activities that we don’t even realize are wasteful. The good news is it’s possible to recognize those activities, decrease the time it takes to complete them, or totally avoid them altogether. I’ll show you how.

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