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About finding balance - or better yet - harmony between work and home

Do you feel you have a good work-life balance?

I didn't have a real plan for this episode. So, while walking to my little office cabin, I decided to share some of the things that were on my mind.

On a personal level, it has been a struggle lately to find a new rhythm between home life and work life.

It had me thinking a lot about this idea of work-life balance. A term I much prefer is harmony.

My first panel discussion and 4 things that can help if you’re an introvert who struggles with visibility

I recently joined my very first panel discussion that was broadcasted live on LinkedIn.

It hasn't always been easy to be visible and to "put myself out there".

While decompressing at my dining table the next morning, I was thinking over some of the things that are helping me to feel good about being visible for my business while still caring for my introvert self.

I’ll share 4 of those with you in today’s podcast episode.

Why you need a habit plan that's unique to you

"People do not decide their futures. They decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." - Frederick Alexander.

I saw this quote on LinkedIn the other day and I've been mulling it around in my head.

I’m curious, what do you think about this quote?

As a productivity coach, naturally, I think a lot about habits.

Making changes in the new year

This may be a controversial opinion: I don’t believe in new year’s resolutions.

Granted, a new start can give an incredible boost in motivation. A new calendar year, a new quarter, the start of a new week. Sometimes it’s just that little bit of extra juice we need to start moving. If the new year is one of the things that gives you a motivation boost, then grab onto that and use it.

But be aware: don't leave it on the page as a resolution.

Easing into your week: why I start my week on Sunday

What would help you to ease into your week?

Especially after a break, a weekend, a holiday, it can feel hard to get started again. Blue Monday doesn’t just happen once a year...

It took me a while to embrace it but starting my week in a relaxed setting makes a huge difference for me. That’s why I’ve been starting my week on Sunday for the past couple of years.

In this week’s episode, I share a bit more about that and how you can identify what can help you to ease into your week.

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Mindset to shift feeling rushed

When you feel like you have no control over your day and you kind of rush through it…

In this week’s podcast episode, we talk about feeling rushed in our workweek but it also applies to the busy Christmas time.

We talk about mindset and a few things to help you shift that rush to calm.

Starting a personal, meaningful Christmas tradition

A few years ago, I ditched the classical Christmas tree tradition and opted to decorate our tree with "unusual" decorations instead.

It has slowly evolved into a very personal and meaningful Christmas tradition.

In this podcast episode, I take you into my home and share a bit of our Christmas preparations. I’ll show you some of the unusual Christmas tree decorations that are hanging in our tree this year and what this tradition means to me.

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Creating the conditions for focus: working in an uninsulated cabin in winter

“Are you in a sauna?”

People regularly ask me this the first time we have a call or when they see one of my video’s.

Although my little office cabin looks a bit like a sauna, it most definitely doesn’t feel like one in these cold winter months 😆

In this week’s podcast episode, I talk about why I choose to work in an uninsulated cabin even in freezing temperatures and what that has to do with focus.

If you’re curious about priming habits and creating the conditions to do focused work, then watch this episode.

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