Tag Archive for: productivity

Four Strategies to Prioritize Your Friendships

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It happens to everyone — we get so caught up in the daily grind that our social lives often take a back seat. But making time for friends is essential to a healthy and joyful life.  

Time with friends can contribute to a laundry list of health benefits. Friends improve your mood, lower the risk of depression and anxiety, and contribute to a longer, less stressful life. Collaborative friendships can even lead to a more productive day.

But adult life can make it so difficult to prioritize your friendships. Many factors, from family schedules to work commitments to geographical distance, put a wrench in sustaining these relationships. Time is a major factor — people just don’t seem to have enough of it!

However, that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel and give up on your friends. Absolutely not! As a productivity expert, I know from experience that small changes and tweaks can have big impacts. And friendship is no exception. I appeared on PIX11 in New York City to talk about some unique ways to catch up with friends and invest in those relationships. 

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Declutter to Improve Your Happiness

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Raise your hand if you’ve had a Let’s raise hands if we’ve had a cluttered home. I’ll raise my hand, too – our stuff can get out of hand quickly! (I’m looking at you mail!)

I spoke with author and CEO of dClutterfly, Tracy McCubbin on my live-streaming show Inside Scoop all about the effect clutter has on us.

She shared three of the seven “clutter magnets” from her newest book, Make Space for Happiness, which is a helpful companion to her first book, Making Space, Clutter Free.

Clutter magnets might explain the reasons you’re holding on to so much stuff.  Here’s more on the three clutter magnets Tracy shared:

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Classic Productivity Advice Rebooted

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You might think you’ve heard every productivity tip in the book. But it might be time to revisit and refresh the classic productivity advice we’ve all heard before.

I revisited some tried and true tips with Tamsen Fadal and Arrainnee LeBeau last time I was interviewed on PIX 11 News.

Here are my new twists on old productivity advice.

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It’s Time for Three-Day Weekend Every Weekend

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Many companies have been experimenting with a four-day work week. And finding a lot of success with that new system!

A four-day work week has been proven to keep workers happier, motivated, and more efficient. Doesn’t that sound great?

I’ve always been a huge proponent of a shorter work week. Because it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter!

Here are three tips to help you integrate shorter work weeks at your office.

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Creating An Empathetic Work Culture

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Feedback gets a bad rap. But you know what? Feedback can be really helpful with your team, your business, or whatever it is that you’re doing. IF you do it the right way.

As a TV producer for many years, we used feedback after every single thing we did. We had a postmortem discussion after every show. We discussed what went well, what did not go well, and what can change (or should stay the same) in the future. And then we incorporated that feedback immediately.

I know not every business can work that way, but it is important to figure out how feedback is going to function at your company so your product is at its best, your team feels involved and the environment feels open and friendly.

Here are my top three tips for making feedback better for employers and employees.

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