Idleness is Laziness and Laziness is a Sin

When you take a break or a vacation, do you have a little voice in your head that is telling you that you should be doing something productive? I sure do and that voice is always the voice of my dad. You see, my dad was the epitome of a hard worker. He was basicallyContinue reading “Idleness is Laziness and Laziness is a Sin”

Time Poverty

How many times last week did you say “I don’t have time”? What did you miss out on because this was your automatic response? If you are like I was, you may be saying this multiple times a day. You know that you are super busy and you just don’t have time for anything elseContinue reading “Time Poverty”

Do you Enjoy your Work?

Do you enjoy what you do for work most of the time? I find the word enjoy really interesting. It means to either make joy or receive joy. Are you making or receiving joy from your work? If not, why not? Here are a few reasons my clients give for why they don’t enjoy theirContinue reading “Do you Enjoy your Work?”

Blurred Lines Between Work and Life

Working remotely can be a real blessing, but the line between work and your life can become quite blurred if you aren’t intentional about your time allocation. If you are finding yourself overworking as a remote worker, I suggest you create boundaries around when and where you will work. Here are a few hacks toContinue reading “Blurred Lines Between Work and Life”

Focus is the Hocus Pocus

Focus is the hocus pocus with respect to changing how you manage your allocation of time each day. When you can focus and accomplish exactly what you planned, in the time that you allocated, you can eliminate the creation of time debt. Time debt is just like money debt, you have to pay it backContinue reading “Focus is the Hocus Pocus”

Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast

Intermittent fasting is quite the popular topic these days. There are lots of articles promoting the benefits of this type of eating including the fact that it’s more in line with our body’s natural rhythm.  It occurred to me a while ago that limiting any kind of consumption to a defined period would be anContinue reading “Put Your Electronic Input on a Fast”

Addicted to Email?

Up until about a year ago, I didn’t realize that I was addicted to email. It was just like a little slot machine on my phone dinging away and encouraging me to look at it all the time. Once I did look at it, I got sucked in and either spent my free time workingContinue reading “Addicted to Email?”

Better Sleep is a Habit

Not getting enough sleep is both a cause and an effect of chronic stress. Sleeping resets our system and it’s also when we learn. Not getting enough sleep leads to all kinds of health and productivity issues which in turn lead to more stress. Being under constant stress leads to an energizing cocktail in ourContinue reading “Better Sleep is a Habit”

The Stress Response

I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on the brain this week specifically on the topic of stress. I found Dr. Andrew Huberman via the “The School of Greatness” podcast by Lewis Howes.  Dr. Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford and runs the Huberman Lab. His research focuses on visual perceptions and autonomic responsesContinue reading “The Stress Response”

Secret of Overcoming Chronic Stress

Today was an opportunity for me to practice experiencing the full spectrum of my feelings.  Today would have been my mom’s 80th birthday. We were planning a big party with all her friends and lobster from Maine, her favorite. Instead, I woke up with the song “This Little Light of Mine” playing on repeat. IContinue reading “Secret of Overcoming Chronic Stress”