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”

7 Easy Ways to Fight Overwhelm in the Moment

Life comes at us from all directions, and sometimes, it can just be too much. As we juggle relationships, career, family, and passions, it’s easy to feel like we’re falling behind…or worse: that we were never even on track in the first place. *dramatic wall slide*
In an ideal world, we’d all be great at preventing overwhelm from settling in to begin with. But, alas—we have to start the journey from where we are now. So if you find yourself having a moment of debilitating despair, here are seven simple things you can do in the moment to get out from under the weight of overwhelm, and get back to life.

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