Do you need some tips for getting things done?
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Do you need some tips for getting things done?

  •  Prioritize! Focus on what’s truly important. I know from personal experience that I’m more productive when I focus on activities that are crucial to getting the job done. I’m guilty of getting sidetracked by unimportant tasks that distract me from what I want to accomplish. Concentrate on activities that bring returns proportionate to the time and energy you put into them. Constantly ask yourself, “Is this the best use of my time?”
  • Don’t put off disliked tasks. Do you have a tendency to put off unpleasant tasks that you simply don’t like to do? Lighten your emotional and physical well-being by getting them finished and out of your way. Otherwise, these tasks will haunt you. They will follow you around from to-do list to to-do list and become energy drainers that deplete your ability to focus on other things.  (more…)

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Are you an energy conservationist?
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Are you an energy conservationist?

Are you an energy conservationist? By that, I mean, do you know your energy drains that deplete your energy? If not, how can you conserve your energy? Here are some examples of energy drains and what you can do about them:

  • Unnecessary chit chat— Unless there is a major event happening, we can’t be available to just chat at all hours. Set boundaries for yourself about how much chat time that you need. Socializing is extremely important, so is quiet time that we highly sensitive people need. (more…)

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Do you keep a motivational journal?
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Do you keep a motivational journal?

Do you keep a motivational journal? Keeping a motivation journal can help you in so many ways. If you’ve ever kept a diary or any other journal you know what it’s like to make this sort of commitment.

Making daily entries into your journal is like talking to a friend. In a sense, your journal is your friend that you can tell anything and always know it’s confidential. If you’re concerned about anonymity don’t put your name in it. (more…)

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Do you have trouble staying motivated?
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Do you have trouble staying motivated?

Do you lack motivation? I do sometimes. Although this bothers me, I realize that it’s impossible to be “on” all the time. I start out energized and excited about a project, and soon after, I’m in the dumps having a pity party. Staying motivated isn’t easy! If it were, everybody would do it.

I would bet that you’ve had this experience too. It happens to us all. You may have felt good about a certain job or project when it began. You were filled with enthusiasm, but then you hit a few speed bumps, and your motivation waned. You may have fallen into self-doubt and decided to give up. All those positive thoughts turned into negative ones. (more…)

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