I live by the timer. I don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder but I definitely have my own form of ADD – Attention Distraction Disorder (there is also a third form – Attachment Deficit Disorder, when a person sends an email and forgets to attach their document). I am very easily distracted and understand my triggers and what I need to do to overcome them. One thing that helps is the timer. I use the Pomodoro Technique and Timecap my Timesucks™.
Since this is my typical diet, I’m often asked what I eat or what hacks I use in order to eat an almost whole foods diet. First, I highly suggest belonging to a CSA or Community Supported Agriculture program.
When I’m dying, I wonder if I will wish these things…..
I wish I checked my email more
I wish I ate more sugar
I wish I packed my schedule so I could have less time for myself
I wish I didn’t eat so much kale
I wish I didn’t keep track of my finances
I wish I exercised less so I could watch more TV
1) You probably don’t need it. Be realistic with how much time you’ll have, where you are going and what you will do. If you are going to be in meetings from 8am-8pm, you probably don’t need a casual outfit beyond what you wear on the plane.
How many of you download new apps weekly or even daily? Do you throw your hands up in disgust and say that there are no good apps for tasking, calendar management or list making? Whenever I hear that, I ask how many apps or programs that person has tried. Chances are, it’s a LOT and that is the problem. You, my friend, are an App Whore.
January 13 is National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Whether you like it or not, the majority of people judge others by how clean or dirty they keep their workspace and clutter is typically chalked up to laziness. Whether you are conscious of how it affects you, a study at Princeton found that physical clutter in your surroundings has a negative impact on your focus and information processing and increases your stress level.
I♥ Lift for giving people the tools to try a new nutrition plan and habit. I ♥ them because they aren’t saying one diet is bad and another is good. They are looking at several diets to see what works and doesn’t and how easy it is to follow. In the end, that is very individual to the person.
Think for a moment….who is on your A-Team? Do you surround yourself with people you can learn from? Who are better than you at whatever aspect of your life you are trying to improve on, i.e.business, finance, public speaking, health?
Not all apps work for all people.
The voice on your best friend’s meditation app may make you want to cringe.
The listicizing app your colleague uses may not work well with your phone.
These are my most used apps. It won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t like them, but if you’re looking for something new or a change….here you go!
January 1 marks a New Year on the calendar and a new start for most people. I’m not a big New Year’s resolution person because I make resolutions all throughout the year. I don’t think changing my life for the better has to start on January 1 and neither should you.
Have a 10 minute break during your all day conference meeting? Try these exercises that won't wrinkle...