My Thoughts on Busyness, Routines, Over-Commitment, and Recharging

posted by Andrea | 10/31/2012

The following are a few of the guest posts I wrote this past month… click on the title to read the full articles.


Are You Committed to your Commitments – or Just Over-Committed?

I’m busy — I’m sure you’re busy too.

There is always someone else asking for your time, something else you could/should be doing, and somewhere else you need to be. Right?

Whether it’s family commitments, work obligations, new business opportunities, community organization, volunteer requests, etc. etc. It’s always something!

If you’re feeling over-committed, here are five things to think about.


The Benefits of Unplugging and Recharging

It amazes me how many rechargeable items we use on a daily basis. Everything from cell phones and MP3 players to laptops, digital cameras, and rechargeable batteries — and in order to recharge, they all need to be plugged in.

However, I find it ironic that unlike all our rechargeable toys, we often need to UNPLUG in order to recharge.

As a small business owner, I often feel the pressure of staying connected and being available 24/7 for whatever problems might arise. It can be overwhelming, and I’ve found that the only way I can take any sort of break is by literally unplugging — even if it’s just for a few hours or a Sunday afternoon.

If you’ve ever felt the same way, here are some of my tips for unplugging and recharging.


How to Create a Productive Work-From-Home Routine

Working from home has many perks — however if you’re not naturally structured and organized, working from home can be a productivity disaster that results in a messy house, unfinished work, a grumpy family, and lots of stress.

If you’ve felt this way before, here are 5 tips to create a productive work-from-home routine.


Being Busy vs. Being Productive

Contrary to what most people think being “busy” does not necessarily mean being “productive. In fact, being busy could easily be the opposite of being productive — especially if you’re filling your day with busyness that doesn’t have to get done (surfing the internet, running needless errands, sitting through irrelevant meetings, procrastinating, etc.)

If you’ve been feeling overly busy but not overly productive, here are a few things to think about.


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