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12
JUL
2015
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What’s Got You Stuck?

Five common ways we get stuck, and some strategies to get moving again: 1. Unable to get started: You know what you want to do and how to do it, but you just can’t get started or you’re too overwhelmed. Strategy: Try micro-steps. Work for just 5 minutes; or do just...
26
MAR
2015
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Quieting the Inner Critic

Has your inner critic been wreaking havoc lately? We all have those little voices that point out our flaws, or worse, say very mean things to us. The process of going through years of accumulated papers and possessions creates a real playground for our inner critic, as we are...
18
DEC
2014
bored young woman

Beating Boredom

I think we need to pay more attention to boredom. Most of us don’t think much about it. It seems like an innocuous state of mind that isn’t necessarily pleasant, but isn’t harmful, either. I came to a greater appreciation of the power of boredom while listening to a podcast from...
13
NOV
2014
screenshot of iChill app for managing stress

When the Overwhelm is Too Much

In my last post, I discussed sneaky overwhelm and how to break through it using a “cheat sheet.” But sometimes, the overwhelm is more severe and may be connected to trauma and shame. We may need a much more robust cheat sheet. Thankfully, there’s an app for...
12
NOV
2014
sneaky overwhelm

The Sneaky Side of Overwhelm

Overwhelm has two personalities. Sometimes, it announces itself loudly, making us feel bombarded, over-stimulated and panicky. It’s usually obvious when this overwhelm is present, and we usually enlist help to do something about it, or at least we rant, cry, scream, or do...
29
JUN
2014
busy executive checking smart phone

Egads! I’m a productivity coach!

For a long time, whenever I heard the word “productivity,” I equated it with fast-moving executives in crisp business suits, rushing to the next meeting while confirming the latest sales reports on their smart phones. I didn’t want to contribute to that...