How to Become a Morning Person

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What if I told you there was a way to finish that creative project you’ve been dreaming about this year? Sounds too good to be true, right?

Ali Keller who is a writer and producer (including of my live-stream show Inside Scoop!) was able to accomplish all of that by being a morning person. (She even has a show going on in NYC right now. Use code CTP2OFF here for discounted tickets.)

But she wasn’t always a morning person. She trained herself to become one. Here are her top tips if you’re looking to make the switch to becoming an early bird.

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Your Overseas Covid-19 Checklist for Healthy Travel

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It happened. I got Covid-19 and had to be quarantined in a foreign country. Yep.  Thankfully that country was France and since I’m vaccinated and boosted I had mild symptoms but it was a bummer nonetheless. If you’re thinking of traveling and scared about what might happen if you get sick – don’t be afraid, just be prepared.

If you know me, you know I love to travel and you know I love Paris in particular.  I’ve been fortunate to visit many times so when my husband Jay and I couldn’t go during the pandemic I had a serious case of travel withdrawal. I dreamed about the day I could be back with the fat pigeons drinking real Champagne and eating macarons from Pierre Hermes. It had been 3 years, 1 month and 14 days since my last time in the City of Lights.

After two years of being so careful it hurt, Jay and I ventured back into the world and caught Covid-19. Yep. And we got stuck in Paris. Ok fine there are worse places to be quarantined but still, it was not easy. Plus, I lost my sense of taste and smell so my dreams of enjoying all my favorite French delicacies flew out the window.

However, I have to say that my love of lists kept me sane and healthy during this ordeal. So I figured why not share what I learned in a Healthy Travel Checklist. Here goes…

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Mood-Boosting Break Ideas

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Mood impacts productivity. But even if it didn’t, why would you want to be in a bad mood? (And even if you’re in a good mood, you can always be happier!)

So on good days and bad days, when you’re in between tasks or you need to take a break, try something that will bring you joy.

Here are five quick, mood-boosting options to lift your spirits or keep your good mood going!

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Setting Boundaries Virtually and In-Person

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Saying “no” can be harder than it seems. Especially in-person. As we re-enter the office or start our more permanent hybrid work schedules, it’s important to learn how to set boundaries and protect your time.

It’s become such a hot topic that I was interviewed on PIX 11 and my LinkedIn Learning course “How to Set Boundaries and Protect Your Time” is one of three courses in LinkedIn’s new “Mastering Hybrid Work” Pathfinder series.

Here are three ways to get started setting boundaries.

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Stress Solutions for Every Situation

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As much as we want it to, stress will never disappear permanently.

Whether it’s a presentation you’re giving for work or going out to lunch with somebody for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, stress is there whether it’s chronic or just in the moment.  According to a study done by the American Psychological Association, Americans are more stressed than ever.

So it’s important to know how to prevent stress and how to deal with stress when it’s unavoidable.

I spoke with expert energy trainer, Lara Riggio, on my live-streaming show Inside Scoop, who taught us some Stress Solutions.

Here are four ways to help you address your stress.

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