Executive Function #2: Focus – Three Tips to Manage Distractions and Sustain Attention
We are surrounded by distractions: email alerts, social media notifications, and interruptions from family members or colleagues, to name a few. It’s a […]
Executive Function #1: Activation – Three Tips to Organize Your Thoughts, Prioritize and Get Started
When my kids were ages 8 and 13 we moved from a suburb of Chicago to San Diego. I decided to take the […]
What in the world are ‘Executive Functions’?
Have you heard the term ‘executive functions’? If you or someone you know has learning or attention challenges, you’ve likely heard of this. […]
Believe in Yourself to Get Started!
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you probably can’t.
You’ve probably heard this saying before […]
Organize Your Thoughts to Get Started
When we have a chaotic schedule, it’s often all we can do to stay on top of all the stuff that comes at […]
Give Yourself an Energy Boost to Get Started!
Time management isn’t about time.
We all have 24 hours in a day and despite our best efforts, it’s truly not possible […]
Tap Into Your Senses to Get Started!
A few years ago I attended a workshop where they talked about tiny little changes you could make to change your environment and […]
Slow Down to Speed Up!
I just dropped my youngest child off at college. While it certainly was a hectic time, I actually spent the last three weeks […]
Move to Get Started!
Energy begets energy.
In other words, some energy creates more energy. If we take action, we feel more motivated. So if we […]
Consistency is Key
Be Consistent! We hear this all the time, but what does it actually mean? More importantly, what does it mean to you?
The world would like us […]
When You Shouldn’t Get Started
We hear this all the time. You probably heard it as a child, from parents and teachers. And you likely have heard […]
Look at Your Surroundings to Get Started!
Look around. What do you see? How does it make you feel? Does your environment motivate you or drain you?
Don’t underestimate […]
Lower the Bar to Get Started
Sometimes our brains are too smart for our own good.
I work with a lot of high achievers and they have a […]
Take a Risk to Get Started!
Time management is not about time. We want to believe it is because it would make it easier to figure out. However, getting […]
Ditch the Perfectionism to Get Started!
I am a recovering perfectionist.
For most of my life I spent way too much time trying to make things perfect. I […]
Creating Accountability to Get Started! (Part 2)
Call me a people-pleaser, I’d much rather work on a project or task for someone else than an idea of my own.
Creating Accountability to Get Started! (Part 1)
When I launched my coaching business, I found it nearly impossible to sit down and write.
It was so perplexing. I love […]
The Power of Healthy Habits
When it comes to getting started on a project or task, we often just need a quick boost of motivation. A burst of […]
Change Your View & Get Started!!
I have a task to do this afternoon…But I don’t want to. I don’t know how. I’m not ready. I have other things […]
Ready, Set, Go!
You’ve reflected on 2021, come up with plans for 2022 and you are ready to start!
Still sitting there?
It’s a new year! Happy 2022!
We’ve gotten through all the hoopla and excitement and it’s time to settle in and work […]
Planning for Procrastination
Why do you always put things off until the last minute?
You waited too long, AGAIN.
I grew up with […]
The ADHD Journey
ADHD often gets a bad rap. It is very complex and there are many feelings around it, as well as the facts. What if we […]
Do you get to the end of the day and realize that you haven’t really accomplished anything? Can you identify with feeling busy, but also like […]
Boundaries – Draw a Line in the Sand
Creating Boundaries Boosts Productivity
We all know that we need to set boundaries. Boundaries around when we work. Boundaries around who we spend time with.
We may […]
Get Out of Stuck!
We all have moments (days?) when we struggle to get things done. Have you ever worked for hours and suddenly realize that […]
Boost Your Mood & Productivity
Tired of being at home? Feeling the weight of the world’s uncertainty? Do you want to just bury your head under the […]
Working From Home Survival Tips
If you are like much of the world right now, you’ve suddenly been thrust into working from home. Perhaps you have multiple people working and […]
Avoiding Time Warps
How often do you get to the end of your day and question whether you really accomplished anything? Too often?
We are faced with […]
3 Tips to Create To-Do Lists and Increase Your Productivity
Want to accomplish more in your day? Get started with To-Do lists!
There are many different reasons why people don’t keep lists. Often, looking […]
5 Tips to Successfully Implement New Goals
For many, September provides a fresh start to a new (school) year.
Vacations are over, the kids are off to school, and you are […]
The Focus Paradox
Wondering why your child can focus on complicated video games for hours but not his homework? Or, have you completed an amazing project for […]
Five Strategies to Reduce Hyperactivity
Hyperactivity is a common characteristic of ADHD.
Often, people think of little boys who have endless energy, are running around the room, bumping into […]