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A Peaceful, Productive Holiday Season

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

Holiday PrepIt’s crunch time! Whether you’re wrapping up end-of-year business at the office or trying to squeeze in cookie baking between caroling and ice skating, it’s a season where you can truly have too much of a good thing. But with a planned approach, it’s possible to maintain peace and productivity throughout the holidays. Read on to learn how you can not only survive, but thrive right through the New Year.

Use your calendar. More importantly, stick to it! This applies to both work and play; decide what you want (or need) to accomplish and plan accordingly. On that note, don’t make commitments before consulting your schedule and determining if it’s reasonable. And it’s okay to politely say no; after all, we’re all overextended this time of year and (more…)

Be Productive on a Rainy Day: 8 Ideas

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Rainy Day Spring is just around the corner! That means warming temperatures, a greening landscape…and some rain in the forecast. While gray and drizzly conditions might tempt you to curl up for a movie marathon or spend the afternoon engrossed in a novel, it can also be satisfying to use that time for more productive endeavors. Here are 8 ideas for being productive (while still having a bit of fun) on a rainy day:

Make that call. From your old college roommate to your great-aunt, chances are there’s someone out there who you’ve been meaning to call. What better excuse than a rainy day to have a leisurely phone conversation with someone you care about? (more…)