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10 ways to get more stuff done

10 ways to get more stuff done

1. Create routines- know what has to be done to run your family’s life and create routines to get those those things done.

2. Wake up earlier- do best to get up before your family to give you some uninterrupted time. Or, depending on your season in life, stay up an hour or two later.

3. Silence the beeps- Turn off notifications from email and

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7 stress relieving techniques for today’s mom

mom stress relievers

Simplify

One of the best things you can do to de-stress is to simplify your life. See if there are any activities you can cut from the schedule. Plan your meals in advance. Clear out some clutter to minimize messes. Clear out your closet and your child’s to simplify finding something to wear. For more ideas to simplify read: 10 first steps for a simpler life

Prioritize

Learn to

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5 ways to do less and 10 ways to enjoy more

do less do more

We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with you this post today is to know why you want to be more productive? Why do you want to get more done?

Now, I

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Are you too busy to take care of YOU?

too busy to take care of you

This post was written and first published over 2 years ago. While my life has changed quite a bit, the message here is still the same: Mothers have got to take care of themselves. In ALL ways.

So let me ask you:

As a busy wife and mother who was, up until last year, working 80+ hours a week, I did not take much time for myself.

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7 steps to finish the unfinished stuff

finish the unfinished stuff

If you were to walk into the house of just about any busy suburban family, you would probably find some unfinished business. In some houses you would have to look harder than others, but it would be there, maybe tucked away somewhere, out of sight. In other houses, you wouldn’t make it past the front door without finding it!

Here are some examples of unfinished business:

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Do these things everyday

Things to make life better and easier

Sometimes we long for an adventurous life. We want to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. And in some occasions that may be a good thing, but for the most part, routines and habits can be a good thing. Having the important daily things on autopilot, if you will, gives you more time and more brain power for doing all those other exciting things, even

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4 Reasons You Should Do Less

4 benefits of doing less

Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tasks, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to another, never pausing and never ending.

Then the day is over, and we are exhausted, and we often have very little to show for it. And we start the next day, ready for a mindless stream of tasks and distractions.

I am a fan of going against the

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Create routines to get more stuff done

How to get more done each day

Productive – Having the power of producing; generative; creative

To produce –

1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause.

2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability.

3. to make or manufacture.

4. to provide, furnish, or supply; yield.

It seems that the process of being productive would require hard work or creativity, at the very least. The problem is, our lives today are so

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Moms AREN’T “Doing it all”

*This post was originally published in 2011 on Living the Balanced Life.

In hearing Liz Gumbinner speak at Typeacon this past Saturday, it became even more solidified in my mind that for us to be successful women, in whatever type of business or personal life we have, we have to stop trying to do it all.

As I talked about a couple of months ago in a previous post

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Are you cramming too much into your life?

are you cramming too much in your life

We all want to get more done in less time. If you look at magazine covers and article headlines, they all promise you ways to do more stuff. At the same time, we all feel the pressure of our to-do lists, our calendars, our phone, our email.

Is it possible that the answer to doing more is to actually reduce our responsibilities? To do less?

Preparing for a journey…

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