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I love rules.
Clear cut, simply defined rules.
I also love a good mantra. You know a few words to remind you of your goal or purpose.
These two things are most perfectly combined in Marie Kondo’s idea of realizing if an item in your home sparks joy for you.
It’s a simple yes/no question that evokes an emotional response.
I’m doing research for my new book, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You, and I came across the idea of hygge, which I quickly became obsessed with. I first heard of it from my media-training client Melissa Coleman, who is the author of The Minimalist Kitchen.
What is Hygge?
It’s a Danish word pronounced “hoo-ga,” which is broadly defined as a feeling of cozy contentment. Read more
Productivity doesn’t just equate with being more organized or ticking everything off your list, it’s about making your time work for you.
That’s why I’m excited to share with you my new book, Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You. If you liked How to Get Sh*t Done, my first book Listful Thinking or Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide, you’ll love Listful Living.
Anyone can make a list.
But can that list make you a calmer, more mindful, super productive and less stressed version of yourself? It’s easy to become overwhelmed by to-do’s, bucket lists and goals.
The secret to success is not just about what you put on your list but what you intentionally leave off. Less is more. Leading with intention and how you’d like your life to feel is key.
- Tap into your own productivity style to get more done
- Curate your list making to best serve the lifestyle you want to lead
- Prioritize what’s truly important and be mindful of where you spend your precious energy
- Create a roadmap to be less stressed
After I published my first book over four years ago, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. When my appendix burst I learned so much about the importance of creating time for myself and the value of doing nothing!
Leaving my full time job at FOX News to start my own business as a media trainer and strategist has only emphasized those beliefs for me.
As an entrepreneur it can be difficult to separate yourself from your work, although it’s critical to force that divide in order to avoid burnout. It’s true not just for entrepreneurs, but for everyone to not allow one aspect of their life to consume the rest of it.
So how do you find the perfect balance for you and make it happen? I walk readers through a list-making journey to a less stressed version of themselves in Listful Living.
It’s a list-making journal and it’s available for pre-order right now.
If you’re inclined to pre-order I’d be very grateful. Pre-orders are very important for authors because it tells the publisher and the press that there’s interest in the book and it gets a buzz going.
I’m putting together bonuses for anyone who pre-orders the book but they’re not quite ready yet.
There will be extra special bonuses for anyone who orders 5 or more copies as well!
Let me guess – this has happened to you.
You’ve made a cup of tea or coffee, then got so absorbed in your work and it went cold. Right?
Or found that there’s a small window of time when your drink is at perfect drinking temperature and then you miss it and keep running back to the microwave.
This has been my reality and it drives me nuts. It’s so unproductive.
I absolutely HATE drinking cold tea!
Ok fine – it’s a minor inconvenience, but it’s also one I don’t have to deal with anymore.
This past Christmas my parents bought me one of my favorite gifts ever – the Ember cup!
The idea is that it allows you to keep your drink at the precise temperature that you set.
No more cold teas!
I know it seems kind of crazy to spend $80 bucks on a mug but I’m telling you it’s been a game changer for me.
I’m much more productive actually because I’m not always running back and forth to the microwave. And it makes me happy to drink tea at the perfect temperature. It makes the experience that much more joyful.
I’m spoiled for all other tea cups!
If I could change one thing I would prefer a slightly less plain cup. I’m a sucker for a pretty tea cup. And sometimes the app is a little wonky. You use it to time how long your tea will steep and what temperature you’d like to maintain.
But I’ll overlook it all for a cup that stays a perfect 137 degrees. The Ember cup also comes as a travel mug as well.