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.

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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

3 Steps to Stay Focused in Times of Crisis

3 Steps to Stay Focused in Times of Crisis

Joyful events bring happiness, love and laughter. Crisis and turmoil can bring on feelings of fear, panic, frustration or isolation that can easily spiral into worry as your life is thrown off track.

How do you get back on track? How do you stay focused and achieve your goals? You are on a life-changing journey and the actions you take determine the outcome you receive.

The one thing that is constant in life is change, so discover ways to deal with it.
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10 Steps to Overcome the Juggling Act

Do you feel like you have too many balls you are juggling at one time?

Are everyday life pressures getting in the way of reaching your goals?

Do you feel there is always something or someone who requires your attention and distracts you from your priorities?

Life can feel like a circus act as it may be filled with drama, elephants in the room you need to address or juggling too many balls at once. So how does one manage? Many think they can multitask to manage it all but guess what? The brain doesn’t function properly when we do that.

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Nailed it!

Have you ever had a performance that you nailed?

Did you ever wonder how you could lock that in and repeat it again and again?

Have you ever been able to just focus while chaos is going on around you?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these you may have a skill that others would love to learn to develop.  Continue reading

5 Tips To Managing New Teams & Individuals

When I took on the role of being a step mother 7 years ago, I was entering new territory.  In a way it was and wasn’t. I have taken on many new teams and departments throughout my career so when I think of it I realized this experience seemed familiar and was not new to me.  I’ve learned when entering new territory you can’t just jump right in and be welcomed with open arms. There are challenges along the way and with a plan and process you can have success.
Here are 5 tips that will help you when you take on the role of  manager, parent or coach with new individuals and teams.

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