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3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

3 Powerful Life Management Solutions For the Stressed Out & Time-Strapped Woman

Much of the stress we experience is self-imposed and created by the patterns we establish in our daily lives. For many women, feeling stressed out and time-strapped sucks all the energy out of us. It really isn’t an ideal way to live. But ladies, life doesn’t have to be that way!

Life management habits play a big part in how stressed out and overly busy we feel on any given day. Thankfully, there is a lot we can do to keep our schedule in control and with a manageable amount of stress. I say manageable because – let’s be honest – some stress and pressure is a good thing because it moves us into action. But too much wreaks havoc on our bodies, minds and souls!

Unfortunately, I spent a lot of my 20s stressed out and time-strapped; always trying to do more of what I love…and do it better. Now don’t get me wrong – goals are fantastic drivers for living a life of success, intentionality and purpose. I’m all about that! But without the following three life management solutions, that drive for success, accomplishment and enjoyment will most likely be our ruin in the end.  Diligently applying the following life management solutions really transformed my way of life. I continue to apply these concepts to keep myself at a good stress level and make sure my schedule revolves around my priorities and joys. The list is a little long, but it is worth the read!

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3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

How to Know What You Want or Need…Beforehand!

A lot of important decisions are hard to make in the moment and so we get slowed down trying to decide what we want.  Indecision often is just a bad decision that wastes time, and can ultimately lead to lost opportunities or meandering through life. We live in a busy world so it can be hard to fit in everything we want to do…let alone contemplate life at a deeper more intentional level. Sadly, this powerful type of thinking, which lets us cultivate personal leadership habits, rarely makes it to the top of the to-do list.

But this kind of personal reflection is exactly what we need in order to have any chance of knowing in advance what we want or need…and seeing it come to life!

Below are 5 of my favorite life patterns. They are tried and true habits that will help you find the time for some powerful personal thinking. These habits will help you know what you want or need BEFORE the big decision comes. They’ll give you insight. They’ll help you create more Life-Clarity. I know this because I’ve used these tools and taught them to countless others in my coaching and leadership development work over the last two decades. I’ve seen these habits drastically change lives! Continue reading “How to Know What You Want or Need…Beforehand!”

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Developing a Powerful Habit of Self-Coaching

Self-coaching is a powerful habit of self-exploration and intentional living that anyone can develop! I love to teach my clients basic self-coaching skills and have done so for years! Self-coaching is a growing concept and I’ve started hearing a few other coaches talk about it as well. Join us in this easy-to-form habit and start creating more Life-Clarity in just 20-45 minutes a week!

With any new habit there is a little bit of basic set up or preparation to get you ready for success. The prep work to set up a new self-couching routine isn’t hard but it is important. Let’s start with that then dive into the process I teach my clients that allows them to continue their powerful self-work after our formal sessions end. This is a quick and easy way to invest in your growth right away while learning a little about coaching.

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3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

6 Quick Fixes For A Crazy Schedule

If your schedule is hectic and crazy, life probably feels unorganized and stressful, without much sense of control. We live in a fast paced society, but that doesn’t mean that our schedules can’t have order!

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Poor time management can lead to being late, missing commitments and double, or even triple, booking ourselves. This is never good! These results can have even further consequences because when our professional and interpersonal lives are rocky, stress quickly follows.

Without a doubt, managing your schedule and organizing your life can be a great way to reduce stress! The best part is that getting your schedule under control can happen fast! Here are some of my favorite quick fixes that will instantly help anyone manage their time better: Continue reading “6 Quick Fixes For A Crazy Schedule”

3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

Walk Your Way To Clarity

Stuck trying to make an important decision? Can’t figure out what the right next step is to help you get around a current obstacle or accomplish your goal?

Find your answer with a simple walk outside! That’s right – put your left foot in front of your right and WALK YOUR WAY TO CLARITY!

Literally taking steps seems to be an easy, free and quick way to decide on the next figurative step we need to take in life or work. It may really be that easy to start creating more Life-Clarity and find your answer today! 

I love to walk outside as do many of my clients. There can be something really enjoyable about a short hike or walk, alone or with company. I even coach some clients while walking and have noticed how this really adds to our time and work together. Recently I started reading up on all the benefits of walking, especially when done in beautiful green spaces like parks and nature trails.

I found that walking outdoors has so many benefits, more than I could ever imagine!!! Continue reading “Walk Your Way To Clarity”

3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

First Steps Towards Better Life Balance

Life Balance IS attainable, but it all depends on how we define balance.

Balance is about managing all parts of our life and being equally well, not about equally distributing them on the calendar.

Life Balance is not fixed. It is not stable. It ebbs and flows with the waves of life. In order to achieve Life Balance it has to be a dynamic concept in our mind. It has to adjust as our life cycles through each season of growth and change.

There are several first steps we can all take towards creating better Life Balance: prioritize, practice good self-care and take time to reflect. Continue reading “First Steps Towards Better Life Balance”

3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

How Art Journaling Helped Create Clarity: #Invest2017

I was inspired last week to pick 1 word to guide me professionally and personally for 2017. Yes it is the middle of February already (gasp!), but we are only 7 weeks into the year. We’ve got 45 fantastic weeks left in 2017!

No word came to mind right away so last week I opened up my writing journal and started brainstorming words and phrases that could be contenders. Then I couldn’t pick one! They all seemed so applicable and motivational. None of them felt right. I’m sure you’ve felt that way before too. Continue reading “How Art Journaling Helped Create Clarity: #Invest2017”

3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

“Unscrew Your Fear”: Choosing to Live Life Unafraid!

Big changes can often bring about fear. A new step in life creates uncertainly around how the next step will go and how things will unfold. Consider the big changes that are happening in the US government right now as an example. Facebook and twitter are filled with people expressing fears over what the next few years (or even months) will bring now that America has new leadership. How will Trump change the face of politics and what we know as normal in America? Is that wall really going to be built and will we have a major fallout with our neighbor to the south, many wonder? Is our government really going to keep people from the 7 countries listed in this week’s executive order out of the US short term or indefinitely?

But this post isn’t about politics; it is about living life unafraid…because we never know what the future will bring. Administrations change. Unexpected natural disasters will come. People will make choices we don’t like…and we can’t undo.

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To Abort or Charge Ahead When Second-Guessing: 7 lessons from quickly quitting my first job

Recently I was asked by a past client my thoughts on how to deal with second-guessing after deciding to take steps towards a major transition. He asked what might be some ways to dispassionately consider aborting or charging ahead.

I think many of us have experienced that moment of doubt after making a tough or major decision. It is such a tough place to be! You just put in all that effort to decide, took the leap to declare a decision and now you feel like back-peddling! Buyer’s remorse is creeping in and you really aren’t sure what to do! Do you keep moving forward down your new path or do your bail and abort on your new plans? If you resonate with this horrible situation, please keep reading. I promise to be helpful!

While thinking about how to answer my client’s question, one memory from 14 years ago kept coming to my mind. I debated about sharing it because it was a very intense life experience for me. It really illustrates the topic though so I hope you don’t mind hearing a little bit of my personal story.

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3 Powerful Life Management Solutions

Ultimate New Year’s Resolutions

I know many people feel motivated to do improve their life when a new year roles around. Many people make resolutions but unfortunately not that many people really succeed at keeping their resolutions.

I want people to live the best version of their life possible, but that simply isn't possible when we use underdeveloped and mediocre approaches to goal setting and creating true lasting change. This year I wanted to create a self-coaching tool that would help people create better resolutions, ones that are motivating and feasible! This is just one more way you can live more intentionally in 2017.

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