Category: Work-Life Balance

5 Tips for Keeping Sane in the Face of Insanity

Sometimes life comes really fast.  Sometimes it’s like a fun house, gone mad, or a roller coaster ride that seems impossible to get off of.  Keeping sane in midst of the insanity is not always easy to do, and many times is downright impossible.  This week, I’ve been balancing work, Girl Scout Cookies, my Concentration…
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Are You Addicted to Busyness? Take the Busyness Test.

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ We shame people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, but as a culture, we’ve actually normalized and even praised our common Addiction to Busyness. We expect successful people to be busy, so we present a persona of busyness in order to be perceived as successful. This “busyness,” writes author Tim Krieder…
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Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw, is the Seventh of Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It literally means that you should take the time to rest, relax, and unwind to be able to perform at your best.  For me, that’s difficult to do. I know that I should get my regular sleep, and while that can…
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Understanding Why You Are Addicted to Busyness

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ In technologically wired society, multitasking has become an expectation, but we’ve taken this Puritanical work ethic to an extreme, to the point that busyness has become a seeming hallmark of success! In our previous Leadership Girl post on being Addicted to Busyness, we explored the first step toward tackling your Addiction to Busyness –…
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7 Habits

One of my favorite books of all time is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.  I find myself referring back to the book time after time.  The lessons that it teaches, and the habits that it describes are effective both in the business world, as well as in my personal…
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Addicted to Busyness? Just Say No.

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ In our faced paced, 24×7 culture, Addicted to Busyness Syndrome (ATBS) has become an unspoken epidemic, most commonly among women. Women, especially those of us in business for ourselves, are expected to have it all – to be successful entrepreneurs, to raise a family, maintain a beautiful home, keep a robust social…
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Parenting is a Full-time Job. Is it Time for Help?

~by Meg Powell~ Parenting these days is a full time job. If you are a mother and have ever felt that you just couldn’t get it all done, you are not alone. Between working and managing your household, managing the various activities of the children, homework, providing meals, cleaning up and returning all the weekly…
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Stress: the ‘Hijacker’ in Our Lives

~by Maria Marc~ As the modern world expands to unimagined new heights, too often we find ourselves trapped in stress related illnesses, and we don’t know how to get out of it. Researchers say that stress is not our enemy since it helps us move forward and strive for better, yet too much stress can…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #4: Stay Active

~by Susan McGuire~ Physical activity, exercise, working out – whatever you choose to call it – is yet another key aspect of self-nourishment. Increasingly, studies are showing just how critical exercise is for our physical, mental and emotional health. Our bodies were designed for a life filled with activity. So it stands to reason that…
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Self-Nourishment Lesson #3: Lemon Water

~by Susan McGuire~ Are you properly hydrated? Do you drink plenty of water? What about lemon water? What’s the difference?   Water is the most essential element on this earth for our survival, aside from air. We absolutely cannot live without it.  These days, more people are drinking lots of water throughout the day to…
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