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Productivity and Sleep

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in General | 0 comments

Would it surprise you to know that your sleep health is related to your overall daily productivity? That’s right. Being productive each day begins with a good night’s sleep.     The National Sleep Foundation provides these recommended guidelines for sleep:   Age Recommended hours of sleep 6-13 9-11 hours 14-17 8-10 hours 18-25 7-9 hours 26-64 7-9 hours     If you are consistently missing the mark on your required sleep it can negatively impact your energy level, memory retention, mood, muscle growth and tissue repair....

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Everyone is Home! Making it Work.

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Blog, General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Everyone is Home! Making it Work.

Our Lead Organizer at Organization Lane, has some first-hand insights to share with those of you who are working from home with young kids. She is deep in the trenches too and these strategies have been useful to her family.   Get dressed every morning. Walk around the block to get in the mind set of “going to work” Have an official start and end of workday time. Communicate those to your employer. Prioritize your work day by what is most important to get done. Do those tasks early and when your children are most predictably...

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5 Ways to Stay Productive While you Study or Work From Home

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Blog, Business | 0 comments

Don’t let the quarantine impact your productivity. Working and schooling from home is a new venture for most of us so here are 5 strategies to stay motivated and efficient.     1.) Set up work stations for everyone. Consider lighting, comfortable seating, access to electrical outlets and bring in all the necessary tools to work in order to reduce a search for them while working.   2.) Collaborate with family members to create a schedule for the week. Using a blank calendar template, family members can fill in their designated...

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Maintain Your Focus

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in General | 0 comments

We live a world of distractions and stimulation that make constant demands for our attention. We may earnestly want to work on laundry, read a book or write an email but we are consistently interrupted by notification pings from our smart phone, computer, visits from family members or co-workers as well as our own procrastination diverting us from our daily goals. Research indicates that our brain will perform more effectively when we focus on only one task at a time. When we divide our attention between multiple tasks we are not giving...

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Life Simplified

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020 in Blog, General, Newsletter | 0 comments

In my organized opinion, living a simple life means less. Owning less stuff. Scheduling less on the calendar. Having less debt.   When you have less to distract you, your life and space become more open to the opportunity to focus on what matters most to you.   In last 5 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Certified Life Coach, Maripat Abbott. She is the founder of More Peace Life Coaching and shares a consistent message of living a life with more peace, clarity and simplicity. She regularly inspires me to maintain a...

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Operation Holiday Clean Up

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Blog, Newsletter | 0 comments

Operation Holiday Clean Up

While the holiday season has come to an end. With a promising New Year just around the bend. Cleaning up the holiday clutter Can get one into a dizzy flutter. Here is your guide to end one year And start another with organized cheer!!   Now that the holidays are over, you may be thinking about how to clean up and clear out.  This process can be a great opportunity to lighten up any excess clutter and get your new year off to an organized start.   Un-Decking the Halls When packing up your decorations think about how you prefer to...

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Gift Giving with Intention

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog, General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Gift Giving with Intention

A few years ago, my husband and I were ready to make some changes to our gift giving traditions. We were interested in giving our kids experiences instead of things so we skipped the gifts under the tree and instead we took a family trip. We went on a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas. My kids tell us “it was the best Christmas ever!” The memories we made on that trip will last us a lifetime. So far, we’ve had the blessing of traveling to Las Vegas, Universal Studios, and we’ve even kept it local with a hotel stay in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve....

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Holiday Greeting Cards- to send or not to send?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Blog, Newsletter | 0 comments

Holiday Greeting Cards- to send or not to send?

What does your holiday to-do list look like? If it’s long and strong, capturing that perfect picture and sending out greeting cards to family members and friends can seem like a daunting task on that list. If this tradition makes you happy then by all means- now would be a good time to get started. To send…. Pictures can be taken at Thanksgiving or you can use any photo from your 2019 collection. The sooner you choose your photo, the sooner you can get the printing process started. Order prints 3-4 weeks in advance of your mail date. Grab a...

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Junk Drawer S.O.S.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Blog, General, Newsletter | 0 comments

Junk Drawer S.O.S.

We all have one, two or three. In the kitchen, office, garage, anywhere. The proverbial junk drawer.   That drawer which can store everything from measuring tape to chewing gum and lots of other miscellaneous necessities that never seem to go together but are critical to helping you accomplish tasks in that particular room where the junk drawer is located.     Let’s take a closer look at cleaning out and setting up a successful office junk drawer.   Empty the Contents Random items can get tossed into junk drawer which do...

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A Simplified Life Leads to a Happy Life

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019 in Blog, General, Newsletter | 0 comments

A Simplified Life Leads to a Happy Life

In my experience, personally and with clients, I’ve learned that simplicity can make you happy.  Living with less, have less commitments, less debt, less screen stimulation and less negativity produces a positive attitude, environment and life. Please allow me to introduce my colleague, Sandy Campbell with Holistic Health Solutions. Sandy is an inspiring and happy, holistic health coach. Here’s her take on the recipe for a Happy Life…. Can We Train our Brains for Happiness? I have enjoyed spending the past year studying for a Certificate in...

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