Infographic of the Day: The Road to Ultimate Productivity

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Samsung.com has developed the above infographic to explain some of the biggest time wasters of people who work outside the home. Whether you have a desk job, a more labor-type job, work from home, or you are a stay at home parent, it’s easy to get caught up in tasks that use up your time that might not necessarily be the best use of time, not when it comes to wanting to be our most productive selves.

Look at your habits, how you spend your time, and take a close look at what might be reducing your productivity. Then, if you would like to get more done in less time, decide how you will change those time-wasters.

Comment below on what reduces your productivity or what helps you to be more productive.

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Use Your 5 Senses to Decrease Stress and Increase Productivity

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I like to think of myself as a hard worker who is committed to the many roles I have in life as well as in fulfilling all those roles in a high quality manner, but despite how hard I work or how much I press on, there are times when I feel stressed, overwhelmed, and stuck.

I am thinking that you can relate. You have probably experienced times where you just could not overcome that feeling of frustration, of having weight on your shoulders…

[Sorry to interrupt your reading…Listen to the music in the following video during the rest of your reading. You will understand why at the end of the article.]

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Quotes for Encouragement

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Life can be stressful, challenging, and overwhelming. There is so much to do or at least it can seem that way. In the chaos of life, we can feel unsettled, uncomfortable, anxious, and discontent. To overcome these possibilities, it can be helpful to pause and reflect on positive messages. Give yourself a moment to just breathe, relax your body and your mind, and focus your attention on a brief but meaningful message, whatever that happens to be for you. Read some of the following quotes to feel a sense of encouragement and hope.

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How to Raise a Confident Daughter

Raising a daughter in today’s society can be a challenge. There are more and more opportunities available for girls as compared to the past, but there are also mixed messages and new issues our girls are facing. With the relationship and guidance provided from a parent, a girl can achieve and do great things, living a life with confidence, inner strength, and contentment.

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Find inspiration to get through your day

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Build some fun in your family

Build a Lego Character

My kids and I used this site to build Lego characters. I built one that looks like me and they both built ones they each thought were cool.

Here’s me:

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It’s important to have little bursts of joy into your life and your kids’ life. My kids and I shared a special moment having fun building our Lego characters. We bonded, connected, and had a positive experience together.

The positive, little moments we have add up to create a greater, happier life for each person individually as well as enhances overall family wellness as a whole.

I hope you are able to add some bursts of joy into your day today whether that’s by going to build a Lego Character with your kids or from any other means.

Thanks for reading.
Have Hope;
Heather

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Do you feel busy, overwhelmed, or stressed?

Stress Less; Stress is Poison

Stress Less; Stress is Poison

Many people, including myself, experience life to be overwhelming at times. It seems like life is so busy, so full of things to do. Do you feel like you constantly run from one thing to the next? Even if your life allows you some down time, you might still feel a sense of being unsettled or possibly even guilty about that free time.

Society seems to have an expectation that pressures us to have to be busy, to have to over-exert our energies onto more and more activities. In addition to the amount of work we feel we are expected to get done in any given amount of time, there are people to take care of and other people’s needs and wants we have to consider (kids, significant others, bosses, our relationships).

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Raising kids can be a challenge!

Fighting Kids Frustrated Mom

Raising kids can be tough. Parenting is a difficult job. It requires lots of selflessness, energy, time, and of course expressing lots of love. At the same time, parenting is a job like nothing else. Parenting is an experience that is, despite its demands, something parents (at least most parents) wouldn’t trade for anything.

In today’s world, there are lots of things kids need to learn. There are lots of things our kids are going through that both negatively and positively impact who they are, how they feel about themselves, how they feel about the world, and how they relate to others. As a parent, we are there to guide, support, teach, love, understand, and model many different values, lessons, and behaviors.

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Want the Good Life?…Have Hope.

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Without hope, life can feel so gloomy. Hope provides a feeling that there is something better, something good that can happen to you. Hope can provide a more positive internal experience in the now and can also promote the likelihood of good experiences (internally and externally) happening in the future.

Therese J. Borchard writes about increasing your hope in this article: 3 Quick Ways to Cultivate Hope

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