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Tips & Ideas to Stay Productive Amidst COVID-19

Tips & Ideas to Stay Productive Amidst COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020 | by Cindy Sullivan

Many of us are, or will be, impacted by schedule disruptions related to COVID-19.  Cancellations and the move toward "social distancing" means we will likely be spending much more time at home in the coming days.  With this change in normal routine, it's easy to feel lost and fearful amidst the chaos.  To combat the negativity and to help us...
Don't Let Speed Bumps Stop Your Goals

You've Got Your Goals - Now What About the Speed Bumps?

Jan 28, 2020 | by Cindy Sullivan

Many of us have spent these first weeks in January considering goals and projects we intend to accomplish in the coming year.  There is often a lot of momentum and excitement to see those plans to fruition.  In addition to identifying those goals and determining what steps you need to make them happen, there is another question that can prove...
How to "Make" Time This Holiday Season

How to "Make" Time This Holiday Season

Nov 21, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

The holiday lights are starting to appear and preparations are underway.  As much as I enjoy the holidays I also anticipate them with a bit of dread as I know that time seems to come at a premium this time of year.  So, in anticipation of what can be a runaway train in terms of time, I thought I'd highlight a few ways to impact your time this...
Tackle Procrastination - Get Started #timemanagement #productivity

It's Not The Task We Procrastinate - It's Getting Started!

Apr 16, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

  We’ve all been there - - that lingering item that needs to be done but we just can’t seem to make ourselves do it.  Sometimes it’s that the task is large or difficult.  Other times it’s something that’s new and we’re not quite sure how to proceed.  Or, it could be that we are waiting for ALL the...
Consider WHEN and HOW you work to maximize your productivity

Building a Better Plan - - WHEN and HOW to work

Apr 9, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

A plan for your time should be dynamic.  Think beyond the boundaries of a list of “stuff” to do.  As my earlier posts in this series (Broaden Your Scope and Leave Space), taking into consideration when as well as how to do various tasks can boost your productivity significantly.  If you haven’t really considered your...
Leave Space to be flexible!

Building a Better Plan - - Leave Space!

Apr 1, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

  Better planning means avoiding pitfalls that jeopardize our intentions.  Like last week’s article “Broadening the Scope” (click here to catch up), the idea of Leaving Space means giving ourselves room to maneuver and adapt as life comes at us.  Here are some things to consider:   How "responsive" is your role?...
Broaden your scope to build a better plan!

Building a Better Plan - - Avoid Being Shortsighted

Mar 25, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

It's so frustrating to create a plan for your week and then have it all go out the window!  While we can't always avoid emergencies, priority changes, or sometimes even interruptions there ARE ways you can make sure that you don't jeopardize your plan from the get go.  Make sure your plan isn't short-sighted.  There's nothing like constantly...
If time were money, where would you spend it?

Here's $86,400 - - Now Spend It!

Feb 19, 2019 | by Cindy Sullivan

I recently spoke at a Lunch-n-Learn where they used a great icebreaker to kick off our discussion.  Participants were told to imagine they have been given $86,400.  They are required to spend it all – none can be saved.   Their assignment was to consider HOW it would be spent.  Many then shared what they would put the money...
fitting all the pieces together

Fitting It All In

Aug 29, 2018 | by Cindy Sullivan

For most people, how to fit everything into their day or week is at the top of their priority list when it comes to time management.  How can we better tackle the mountain of projects, tasks, and responsibilities while still trying to fit in time for leisure and downtime?  Unfortunately, it's often our personal time or goals that gets sacrificed at...
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