2020 was a hard year for our family. I won't get into too many details, but we did wind up with COVID-19 in our household and that impacted everything. My oldest son has permanent lung & heart damage from the virus, and recovery has been slow. My husband and I are expecting baby number five… Continue reading Happy New Year!
We've all struggled with days where it seems like everything on our lists is a top priority - I know I have, but how do you get started? Where do you start with your action items? Here are some suggestions for things you can do when everything feels like it's super-important. Create an Eisenhower Decision… Continue reading Motivation Monday: How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority
Motivation - you either have it or you don't right? That's not necessarily true. There's an ugly truth when it comes to motivation: it often takes motion to keep it going. That's why you'll meet some people who will say, "I can't sit down yet. If I do, I won't be able to keep going."… Continue reading Monday Motivation: The Ugly Truth About Motivation
When you want to make progress on those big, scary, hairy audacious goals, it's sometimes not enough to break them down into small manageable pieces. Sometimes, you have to really get into the habit of working on them. For example, I've been working on a 31 runs in 31 days challenge as part of getting… Continue reading #MondayMotivation: Go for a Streak to Keep Working Toward a Goal
A couple of months ago, I ran my first 12k race. At around mile 6 (the race is 7.46 miles long), I started to question why I'd started the race. I wanted to know what made me think I could do such a thing - I was tired and ready to be done! I kept… Continue reading #MotivationMonday: Why You Need a Mantra for When You Hit the Wall
Part of getting things done involves staying on top of all the things that need to get done. As you can imagine, the more complex your life gets, the more help you need in staying on top of everything. Rather than carry everything around in my head, I like to follow David Allen's Getting Things Done… Continue reading #MotivationMonday Multiple Planners for Multiple Purposes
So there you are, in the middle of moving toward a big goal, and suddenly, things get hard - real hard. You want to give up. The hill seems insurmountable. The coals are too hot. Don't stop, you're almost there! My Firewalk Experience In 2011, I was undergoing a whirlwind of personal transformation. I'd left… Continue reading #MotivationMonday Don’t Stop on the Coals
Have you ever felt like no matter how bad you want to you just can't get started because you're stuck in what feels like several feet of mud? You may be suffering from burnout, particularly if you have been super-busy for a long-stretch. Burnout sucks! (And that's to put it mildly). If you've ever suffered… Continue reading #MondayMotivation: Down Time is Just as Important as Productivity
Recently, there was a lot going on (isn't there always). The kids were sick, then I got sick. We had the oldest come in from college for Thanksgiving. I managed to overdo it while running the Turkey Trot a couple weeks ago, and then I managed to step funny on my foot, causing my knee… Continue reading #MondayMotivation – Getting Back on the Horse When You Fall
I'm TIRED. I have small children who seem to never sleep, a student off at college embarking on his own adventure, a husband to hang out with, two businesses and soon-to-be three blogs. I help with a charity, I work to publish my own original work, and... You get the idea. Some days, I just… Continue reading #MotivationMonday Should You Push Through When You’re Exhausted?