I write this post on December 28th, 2021 reflecting on the past year and gearing up for the next. I love the fact that January 1st provides a set date to start over, but the truth is, you can do this at any time. So, if you're reading this at a different point throughout the… Continue reading It’s Almost a New Year! Time to Clean Up Your Email Inbox
We all deserve our time to unplug, destress, and spend time with ourselves or family. Whether that is to take a vacation or much-needed self-care time, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. I built a vacation in to my arrival to Norway, with many months of preparation leading to… Continue reading How to Be Productive After Time Off
It seems like the work from home options are here to stay long-term. Even before the pandemic, remote work was gaining popularity from both employers and employees. With streamlined communication and proper procedures, it can be a great way for companies to allow workers more flexibility in managing their time. In this post, I wanted… Continue reading 10 Items to Spruce up Your Home Office: Amazing Amazon Finds
Am I the most consistent blogger? No. Would I like to be better? Absolutely. Many of the blog advice gurus emphasize how important consistency is for getting your blog going and maintaining the content (by the way, the article linked here is an easy read on 4 simple ways to come up with content for… Continue reading Consistency in Blogging is Important: My Efforts to Improve
Well, I write this post almost three weeks into my new job. It's full time and something I have never done before. I enjoy talking to people and it's very much customer service related, so I thought it wouldn't be so bad. However, what makes it challenging is the lack of staff and training to… Continue reading Dealing With Anxiety in the Workplace: Advice?
Since the pandemic began in March 2020, many teams had to switch to a virtual work setting with little to no time to prepare. What have we learned since then? How can teams communicate effectively when they are not in the same place? Truthfully, I believe that the future of work is hybrid with CHOICE.… Continue reading Helpful Communication Tips and Suggestions for Virtual and Remote Teams
Do you feel guilty saying no when someone asks you to do something at work or a favor from a friend? Do you say yes even when you don't want to so you won't let someone down? It's easy to say yes because you feel like you have to, but true reflection is necessary to… Continue reading 3 Ways to Respectfully Say “No” to New Projects or Commitments When You Want to Say Yes
I try to keep my email inbox at zero or as close to zero as possible at all times. During the day, the emails that are still there serve as my to-do list of sorts. I work through at certain times throughout the day and make a plan to address it on the spot. I… Continue reading Using Gmail Efficiently: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Inbox
Do you often make it through the day just putting out fires as they occur, trying to keep up? Creating and sticking to a schedule can help with managing time effectively. One helpful tool is to create a to-do list of action items that you need to get done. Over the years, I've tried different… Continue reading Ways to Create a To-Do List: Methods to Get Stuff Done!
Settings and Sharing I use my Google Calendar for all of my professional and personal tasks. So, I share it with anyone who might need to get a hold of me or schedule something. However, I do not necessarily need them to see all of the event details, so I choose the option of just… Continue reading My 4 Favorite Google Calendar Settings and Features