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
It's been a hot minute since I updated this blog with current projects, and a lot has changed since my last update. It's changed enough that I also need to take some time to update my resume and CV. That's how much change has happened! It's fall, the leaves are changing, the air is finally… Continue reading What I’m Working On – October 2019
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
How are you? Things have been busy here, and 2018 was a bit of an odd year. I'm looking forward to sharing an update with you about what all I accomplished last year, but for right now, I want to wish you a happy 2019. I'm looking forward to getting back to regular Motivation Monday… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
I've got a lot going on, but that's a good thing. In the past year, I started running again, I started new projects, I celebrated the 10 year anniversary of my decision to go into business for myself as an editorial consultant, and I learned to juggle three young children and work while my oldest… Continue reading What I’m Working On July 2018
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
Mondays are a great day to hit the ground running, but if you wait to plan your week until Monday, it's likely that you'll spend most of your Monday planning rather than working on what you want to accomplish for the week. Thus, it's best to set time aside either on Friday or on Sunday… Continue reading #MotivationMonday: Plan Your Week for Success
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