Spring is here and there's new energy all around us! Today I'm sharing 7 ways to organize your life for the Spring season and clean your mind.
Today I'm sharing my most recent discoveries including a personality test that has been eerily accurate, self-care practices and tools that have been boosting my mental health, how sound waves can improve our wellbeing, and the 3 points of happiness that you can incorporate into your days to create exponential joy.
3 points of happiness:
Something that will improve my general health
Something that will bring me joy today
Something to look forward to
Apps & Games
I'm all about being in the moment but there's also power in healthy distractions.
Instead of grabbing a beer out of the fridge or shoving sugar into my mouth I've been using a variety of apps when I feel overwhelmed. I set a timer for 4-5 minutes, play a game or two and I feel so much better. Here are the ones I've been enjoying: (Links go to app in iTunes store)
Is life balance a myth? Today I dig deep into what "balance" really means. We'll take a look at some definitions of balance that will change how you perceive your own life and I'll share the pendulum analogy that will wake up your self-care game. If you've been riding the struggle bus in terms of "getting your life together" this episode is going to make you feel a lot better!
Today's episode is a conversational chill session. I'm sharing a little bit about what's been on my mind, what I want to move back towards, and some of the intentions that have been swirling around in my brain. Get cozy, grab a coffee, and let's catch up.
To-do lists get too long, we don't know where to start, we fall into decision-fatigue and major overwhelm, and this all happens before we even get started on our day! No wonder it can feel so hard to be productive! Today I'm sharing my 4-step process that gets you to take action, declutter your mind, bring in solid mental clarity, and map out your target tasks so you actually take action on the day and your goals ahead.
How to use the daily productivity page inside The Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book
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Goal setting only gets you as far as almost starting. If you want to see real, tangible progress on your goals you need to actually be taking action. Today I want to share the pros and cons of SMART goal setting along and the key elements to clear, consistent, and powerful goal execution.
Why setting "realistic" goals is absolute BS
What goal execution does differently and the step-by-step breakdown of what I do to take a big picture dream into a daily, actionable reality
What to ask yourself instead of "is this realistic?" that instantly changes the dynamic of your mindset
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You might be clear on the personal boundaries you have in place with other people but do you know how to set personal boundaries with yourself? In this episode we’ll explore what it means to set personal personal boundaries, questions to ask yourself to create ones that bring solid structure to your daily life, and what’s possible when you create daily disciplines and more structure to the projects you might be working on.
Do you have boundaries with yourself? These an include things like....
Are there daily disciplines you need to have with yourself?
Routines & Structure
Processes and time management skills
Do you have boundaries around how you work on things? Do you create structure so that it's easy for you to come back to projects
What do you do when it's legit way past your bedtime and you have to get up early but you want to keep watching Netflix?
What about when you find yourself scrolling endlessly through your phone and have that "omg I can't stop" feeling?
Questions to ask yourself
How can I create awareness around when I'm doing things on autopilot that don't serve me or wont' make me feel good?
What can i do to snap myself out of it when needed?
What kinds of things do I need to be doing daily so that my needs are met?
What structure can I put in place that will aid in me making those decisions and sticking with them more easily?
What will having more solid personal boundaries with myself allow for?
What will be possible?
Today marks a full year of the Mindful Productivity Podcast. This episode is all about starting and honoring your creative process, creating momentum through focus, and some big life lessons I want to share with you that podcasting has helped me receive after 52 weeks of consistency. You won't want to skip this episode for the story I share with you at the beginning, it might just be the most powerful reminder you need for putting yourself first.
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How often do you take time to write ALL your ideas down on paper? Today I'm sharing some of the best practices for making brain dumps work for you beyond just idea management. I'll share how I use brain dumps to reduce overwhelm and let go of things that are pissing me off, how to categorize your brain dump process so you're not left staring at a blank journal, and what to do with all your ideas once they are out of your head.
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In this unscripted episode, I touch on the reality of self-care and things to consider when it gets difficult. I take a listener question and talk about ways to ground yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed or getting started on a big project. And I talk about what letting go really FEELS like in our physical body. I also share what I did in 20 minutes on Facebook that has surprisingly changed my life on a daily basis.