How to Be Productive and Rest at the Same Time

You’re terrible at scheduling down time. In fact, if you’re not doing 483 things at the same time, you feel guilty.  You’re tired and need a break, but you’re afraid that if you ever stop you’ll never get moving again.

Sound familiar? You might be struggling with Superwoman Syndrome. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. I myself tend to walk a delicate balance between the extremes of being an over-accomplished multitasker and a total slack-off. Neither extreme feels great and neither is infinitely sustainable.

Fortunately, there are many points along that spectrum of productivity that can allow us to get things done without working ourselves to the point of exhaustion. Here are 3 ways to get the rest you need while still being productive. Continue reading “How to Be Productive and Rest at the Same Time”

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

There are a ton of people in the blogosphere talking about “self-care”. The Life Edit Project is no exception—it’s one of the things we continuously promote and encourage women to do more often and in better ways.

But what the heck is self-care, anyways?

Poking around on the interwebs, I found two definitions that make it plain. According to Psych Central, “self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” The Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre gets even more basic, describing self-care as the type of care done “for you, by you.”

Simple, right? But just because the concept is simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to put into action. Continue reading “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish”

Your Default Settings Are Ruining Your Life

When was the last time you sent back an entree that wasn’t what you expected? Or declined to attend an event you weren’t in the mood for? Or unsubscribed from a daily email newsletter that you don’t read anymore?

How many times have you been voluntold (i.e., assigned a task that’s supposed to be voluntary) for a random task that you didn’t really care about or have time for, but still followed through?

If this sounds like you, you need to check your default settings. They’re set to “YES” and it’s ruining your life.

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