5 Strategies to Stay Pumped and Focused during Pandemic

Living in a pandemic right now is something that is a little scary and has definitely changed people’s focus. When things will return to what was familiar and normal is an unknown.

People’s lives have been altered, businesses have shut down, social calendars are empty, and playing sports halted. Roles have also changed, parents have become teachers to help their children learn online, commuters roll out of bed into their home office, and smiling faces are covered by masks. Activities like travel and socializing, which brought people joy and happiness, have been taken away. With the limitations and the distractions, stress levels have increased and the future impact of this is unimaginable.
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Do you Feel Loved and Appreciated - 5 Love Languages

Do You Feel Loved & Appreciated?

February is the month of Love and some will celebrate romance on February 14th, Valentine’s day. Do you?

I’m a romantic at heart so I like to plan something even for my co-workers or my teams. I value my team and want them to feel appreciated. Can you feel the love at work or with others?

We all experience love – or let’s say for work or from a team perspective, we can experience appreciation. Everyone has different ways that they feel appreciated at work or on a team.
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Managing Holiday Stress

Managing Through the Holiday Chaos

Holiday stress can bring many joys and celebrations. It can also bring headaches and heartache. Some embrace it and welcome the hectic pace; parties and gift-giving, while others may hibernate and avoid it.

This year may be different than any other year before as the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on the holiday celebrations and getting together as we have in the past.

Each person experiences this time differently; some laugh and love, while others yell or cry.​

For those feeling stressed during this busy time, I’d like to share some tips and advice so that you can put stress to the test and deal with it. I use stress almost like an antibody and instead of letting it stop me in my tracks, I look at it as an energizer and develop a plan to conquer it.

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Leading Effectively During Times of Change

The one thing we all know that is guaranteed to happen is change. 2020 has been filled with change in people’s work and home lives. Changes we never thought we’d experience.

Take a look around and see all the changes that have happened and are occurring right now. Politicians are changing roles, some bosses and employees are changing positions – Teammates and coaches are figuring out how to maneuver through these times, even the seasons are changing.

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10 steps to cope with change

10 Steps to Manage and Cope with Change

September is here and changes are happening once again. People are gradually going back to work and the kids are going back to school, be it online or in the classroom.

The one thing that is constant in life is change. 2020 has brought changes that many were not prepared for or were uncertain of how to handle or manage.

Having steps to help you manage through future change can help you stay focused, calm and come out feeling in control. Below are my 10 steps for coping with change in your life. Continue reading

Getting out of a slump: tips to get you motivated!

Getting Out Of A Slump: Tips to Get You Motivated!

Do you ever feel you are in a fog?

What do you do when you are in a slump and you feel like it will last forever?

Many are feeling the effects of the isolation and have fallen into a slump.

Some have found ways to make opportunities and find closer connections, while others are struggling not knowing what to do and wanting their norm back.

I’ve heard despair and hopelessness. Self-talk has turned to negativity and worry. Continue reading

10 health benefits of meditation

10 Health Benefits of Meditation

With our changing world, I find many people are finding their emotions and life are out of order, and their norm. I’m hearing complaints of lack of sleep, overwhelm, chaos, feeling anxiety, and lack of motivation.

Finding calm and having the ability to relax is not easy. I’ve realized the importance of taking time to just be present and focus.

I personally have implemented a daily meditation routine that has enabled me to do more, feel better, and stay focused. The practice of mediation can be calming and insightful. Continue reading

7 Steps To Clear Your Mind In Difficult Time

7 Steps To Clear Your Mind In Difficult Times

Do you lack focus?

Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed and unable to focus and take action?

Many people have a hard time clearing the thoughts in their mind and get easily distracted. We have 60,000 thoughts per day and we repeat 90% of those thoughts each day. How we are thinking determines our outlook on each day.

In times of crisis, those thoughts can spiral downward, as worry and fear consume your mind. Staying focused and having the ability to concentrate on the tasks at hand can become a challenge. When so many thoughts are floating around in the mind it creates what I call “mental chatter or mental chaos”. Continue reading