“Break it Down” vs. “Dive Right In”

You are (metaphorically) standing in front of a large task. A daunting task. A beast.   Do you flare your nostrils and start working on the first thing that comes to mind that will help you accomplish the task?   Or, do you squint your eyes and start listing...

How to Attain an Imperfectly Balanced Life

When you Google the keywords “life balance goals” you get over 247 million results.   Seems like a few of us have goals to be more balanced.   Goal Setting Theory is one of the most well-researched models of human motivation. The theory explains that when we...

Let Go of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) at Work

The word FOMO was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. The Fear of Missing Out is the uneasy feeling, sometimes escalating to an all-consuming fear, that your peers are doing something better than you, or that they have something you desperately want....

Your calendar is a shield, not a sponge!

Your calendar is the shield with which you defend your balanced life.  However, too often we treat it as a sponge for other peoples’ priorities.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives three tips to use your calendar as the important time management tool...

10 Tips to Finish the Year Well

There’s nothing astronomically significant that happens at midnight on December 31st.  There’s no “New Year Comet” that flies through the sky.  If you really want to get astronomically geeky about it, a year is not really a year. There is a psychological significance,...