We are all losing count of the days of the week and the days that have passed in quarantine. So here are the five lessons we have learned so far.
Number 1: The realization of everything that was taken for granted.
And we don’t mean big things like tropical destinations. It’s those little things that would never come to mind when you're listing what you are thankful for. Like waiting in line at a busy market for fresh fruit without having to worry about gloves, masks, and 6-foot distancing. It’s hugging your grandparents. It’s tickling your nieces and nephews. It’s rushing into your favourite coffee shop on break at work to grab a cup of coffee. Or it's squeezing in an early morning gym session surrounded by people practicing the same healthy mindset.
It’s realizing that everything that was once routine is now a blessing. That all those things that were considered...
Like you have a million things on the go at all times. Like you have a mental note of everything that’s going on but not one plan for how it’s going to happen.
If you have a photographic memory, you are the chosen one. The rest of us are likely not going to remember a million things to take mental notes of.
So here are three ways to declutter your headspace so you can start to take some action.
1 - GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Grab a paper and pen then set your timer for 50 minutes. No more and no less. Then write everything you are thinking. The thoughts, the tasks you have to do, your to-do list, grocery list, all of it. You might find you are done writing with 20 minutes to spare. Now start listing that negative self talk that you are telling yourself. Seriously, here is where you want to really get everything out of your head. If you find you still have time then start to picture each room in your house,...
The reality is there is a TON happening in our lives right now, there is also a TON not happening at the same time. And we are all doing the best we can.
So we have more time, more distractions, more reasons. But how do you use this as an opportunity to change?
TAKE CARE OF YOU, FIRST
We mean that in the kindest way possible. You are not able to show up with your best foot forward unless you are in the headspace to do so. When you're on a flight just before take-off, those 5 minutes where the flight attendant stands at the front of the plane and you typically keep reading or scrolling on your phone. We want to remind you of what they talk about. They show you how to place your oxygen mask on yourself, first. Before you help someone else, including your partner and your kids.
The reality is we can’t show up for anyone else, or even ourselves unless we are in a mindset where this is...
#1 FEED YOUR BODY
With actual food, not just the quick grab and go. Your attention span, focus, and ability to get things accomplished will be greatly improved my fueling your body with what it needs. Preparing healthy to-go snacks with fruits and vegetables the night before always helps to ensure you stay on track with your personal food plans.
#2 SCHEDULE BREAKS
This is always a good start because who doesn't love a break. Creating screen breaks, where you physically walk away from whatever you are doing actually helps to increase your productivity. Try time blocking your tasks in 50-minute intervals, with 10 minutes for a break in between. This hack is going to save your sanity!
#3 LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA AND NEWS
Yes, you should be informed. That doesn't mean listening 24/7 while stocking your social media. Give it 30 minutes a day for your updates. Try tuning into podcasts for...
Working from home seems like a dream. The reality is though, if you aren't used to it this can be quite the adjustment.
We have been operating from home offices for some time. So we thought it would be helpful to share five steps that you can take to make this transition as smooth as possible.
STEP 1: MAKE YOUR BED
Simple. Yes. Necessary, also yes. Did you know that you are up to 206.8 percent more likely to be a millionaire if you make your bed? This simple habit will set the tone and productivity for your day. Plus keeping your new work/home space clean is truly vital for success.
STEP 2: GET DRESSED
It's not like you need to get dressed for in-office work. Just change out of your sleeping attire. This makes a massive difference in terms of mindset. It will quickly get you focused on your day and ready for your to-do items.
STEP 3: MANAGE YOUR...