Does your day need an “off” button? Try this tip to power down each day

By |2020-07-06T17:34:45+00:00July 6th, 2020|Health, Mindset, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, stress, Thrive, Wellbeing|

When lines between work and home life are blurred, which is often the case whether you are working from home or in the office, work has a way of spilling over into evenings and weekends. You start to feel as though you’re always “on”. If you find you are stressing about work during (what should be) your down time, it may help you to establish some boundaries for shutting down at the end of each day. After all, we make more efficient use of a limited resource. And the resource in this case is your time.

5 reasons to make your sleep a top priority

By |2020-06-22T18:11:54+00:00June 22nd, 2020|High-performance, Mindset, Motivation, Procrastination, Productivity, Resilience, Routine, stress, Thrive, Wellbeing|

Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank screen, feeling stuck and unable to create? Or do you find yourself procrastinating on even the most routine tasks because you just don’t have the energy? What if you could overcome this painful rut simply by making it a priority – and a commitment – to get more sleep? Here are 5 key reasons to make your sleep a top priority.

The power of routine

By |2020-06-12T12:41:21+00:00June 9th, 2020|Goals, Procrastination, Productivity, Routine, stress|

The power of routine is how it allows us to block time for the priorities that matter most. Establishing a solid routine leads us to healthy, productive and successful habits. And perhaps most importantly, as we continue to adapt to a different way of working, we can look to our routine to reduce overwhelm and calm anxiety. Our routines may look a little different than they used to but the basic principles of building and keeping a routine still apply. If you are having trouble adjusting your routine to a different way of working, let us help.

How to apply the Simplify Filter to work and life

By |2020-02-25T19:45:57+00:00February 25th, 2020|Goals, Home Productivity, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, stress, Time Management|

Do you ever feel as though your day runs you instead of the other way around? When we are pulled in many directions (as so many of us are), it may feel like we have no control over our own time. We find ourselves working longer, waking up earlier, and generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Anyone who juggles multiple priorities knows this feeling. When things get like this for me, I have a handy little tool I like to use to get me back on track and reclaim control. It’s my filter. The Simplify Filter, that is. Here's how it works...

Ready to power off and try a phone diet?

By |2020-06-10T19:05:52+00:00December 16th, 2019|Communication, Email, High-performance, Mindset, Motivation, Personal Productivity, Productivity, Routine, stress, Time Management|

Do you ever wish we had our own “off” button so we could power down and recharge like our phones? Why not try a phone diet with me? This could be exactly the kind of reboot we need throughout the holidays - or any time of year.

Taking a vacation? Don’t forget to pack your routine

By |2020-06-10T16:56:37+00:00July 24th, 2019|High-performance, Home Productivity, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, stress, Time Management|

There are many benefits to building and keeping a routine. Routines help reduce our stress and ensure we make every minute count by blocking time for our top priorities. Many successful people follow a routine seven days a week – even on vacations – treating this ritual as their secret weapon in professional success. If you’re getting ready to head out on vacation, you may want to consider bringing your routine (or at least some of it) with you.

What’s your Master (Action) Plan?

By |2020-06-10T19:26:03+00:00September 26th, 2017|Management Effectiveness, Productivity, Routine, Schedule Management, Time Management|

We face an abundance of choice in life which is truly amazing. But if you’re anything like me, you sometimes find yourself a tad over-committed – at both work and home. Here is how I manage overload while still pursuing the things I love.