Warning Signs of Loneliness:
1. Shopping a lot and care a lot about material possessions
2. Binge watching TV
3. Feel don’t get enough sleep. Constantly tired. Sleep fragmentation when you can’t sleep through the night and are continuously waking up.
4. Take a lot of hot showers or baths for comfort.
5. Get sick a lot with colds.
6. Feeling depressed.
7. Spend a lot of time of time on social media.
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Having Organization At Home With An Overloaded Life
Some of us suffer with overloaded schedules. There is not enough time to keep a clean house, buy groceries, make meals, walk the dog, play with the kids, go to children’s sporting events, do the yard work and have a little down time to enjoy life.
Here are some tips to help with home organization:
Do a load of wash everyday. Fold the clothes immediately after pulling them out of the dryer and put them away.
Make a meal plan once a week and go grocery shopping to get everything for the meals. Crockpot/Slow Cooker recipes are a great way to pre-prepare food items in clear plastic ziplock bags; then throw everything for that meal in the crockpot that morning, turn on the crockpot and away you go. When you come home you have a dinner ready to serve.
Have breakfast food prepared and available for the week; such as breakfast bars, fruit and breakfast burritos. This way everyone can eat on the commute if needed.
Make snack bags. Buy fruit, vegetables and snack foods. Put these items in small clear plastic ziplock bags for the week. These snack bags can be grabbed on the run.
Make lunches the night before so they are available in the morning before everyone leaves to go to school or work.
Have everyone select and lay out their out fits for the next day before going to bed.
Have everyone in the household put dirty dishes in the dishwasher. When dishwasher is full, turn on the dishwasher right before going to bed. The next morning you have clean dishes. Unload the dishwasher when you get home from work.
If your budget allows why not hire someone to do a couple of these chores for you which have been piling up around you, causing anxiety, stress and holding you back on enjoying some much needed rest.
Here are some examples of housework you may consider hiring someone else to do for you:
Cleaning the house
Doing your yard work
Delivering of groceries
Preparing weekly meals for you and your family
Having some of these tasks off of your schedule will allow you to do other things you enjoy.
Now, you have some options and tips to put into action. Get the whole family involved in doing some of these small duties and watch what a difference it will make with home organization. If all else fails, hire someone to do some of these small tasks and feel the anxiety and stress go away with these chores completed.
I would love to see your comments about what options you have put into action and how it is going.
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Had a wonderful blab session interview with Plynn Gutman on journaling and coaching. Plynn Gutman and I sat down and talked about journaling; how to use it in our personal and work lives. Grab a coffee/drink, sit down and enjoy learning more about the journaling process. Comments are always welcome and please share it with your colleagues and on your social networks! ~ Patti
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A few weeks ago I wrote about life changing subjects to consider incorporating this year in the blog post It is a New Year. The tenth key action step is working on Self-Care to Improve Health and Wellness.
What is Self-Care?
Self-care is any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being.
Why is self-care so important?
Self-care is important for your physical well being, mental state, nourishing your soul and is just good for your overall health in general. Without self-care you and your relationships with others can suffer.
Here are some tips to incorporate Self-Care:
Eat healthy meals
Drinking plenty of water daily
Get enough sleep ~ a reasonable guideline for most people should be between 7-10 hours of sleep per night.
Doing some kind of exercise for at least 20 minutes daily
Get medical and dental check ups
Reduce stress ~ relax, pray, mediate, listen to relaxing music, color, journal, be creative, participate in a hobby, make a vision board, go outdoors and take a hike or walk, take up a sports activity, go for a ride on a bicycle or motorcycle
Listen to audio tapes, read a book, read a magazine, do a word search puzzle or watch a movie
Set healthy and functional boundaries; do not over book yourself and be comfortable to saying no
Spend quality time with good friends, your spouse/partner, your children and your pets
By adding a few of these tips it will help you stay balanced and less stressed overall.
What is your favorite activity to relax?
Which one of these tips will you try first?
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What is Personal Development? It is a life long process of anything improving oneself which helps you progress towards what you want in life and/or career. Personal Development is constant; everyday take some kind of action to help you grow, no matter how big or how small it is.
Take time to learn and self-reflect from your experiences, challenges, mistakes, struggles, positive outcomes and grow.
Ask others you admire to mentor, coach or teach you what they know.
Invest in hiring a Certified Professional Coach. A Professional Coach creates a positive environment for their clients to enhance their personal development.
Read books regarding your profession and about personal development.
Attend conferences, seminars, and training classes.
Obtain certifications in your field.
The more knowledge and skills you have, the more valuable you are as an employee. You will become more confident and competent at taking on new challenges, projects, assignments and responsibilities.
Join an association in your profession to help you network and learn from other members experiences.
Join Toastmasters International to help you to succeed at gaining confidence with your public speaking skills and leadership skills as well as learning new things.
If you are a Supervisor, Manager or CEO. A good leader meets with their employees one on one to discuss personal development. The supervisor and staff member create an action plan with goals and training courses. Through coaching, mentoring, a career development plan and leading with a proven successful manner, the employee will be on a career path of purpose. It is up to the individual to pursue their dreams and aspirations to be a good leader. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a good coach, leader or person in your life to assist you along the way. Having a good leader to follow is priceless. Just think, what possibilities could be in the workplace if everyone was a good leader and exceptional employee.
Self-Reflection Question: What are you doing to continue to grow and improve?