Self Development

How to Improve Productivity

How to Improve Productivity

How to Improve Productivity

Being productive is essential for feeling good about yourself and being efficient at home or work.   Getting things done well so one does not have to go back and make corrections is the best option.

Here are a few thoughts to help you improve productivity:

  • Be careful not to overextend yourself.  We all do it, we pack too many appointments or things to do in our day.  We rush and find even the best of things lose their enjoyment.  Better to have fewer things done well and having the extra time rather than rushing and enjoying nothing.
  • Recognize priorities.  What is really important?  Can the job, phone call, or visit be done on another day when time permits?
  • Focus on solutions and take the action necessary.  Today was one of those days when I needed to get to get to the bank.  It is a holiday on Monday and I needed to check on something.  The action of going there first thing this morning took that off my plate.
  • Don’t forget to eat.  LOL, we seldom forget that unless we are so consumed in a project or alone and find it not a pleasant event!   Eating regularly is important.
  • Sleeping can be hard for some of us when we have random thoughts racing around.  Good to get into sleeping regular hours if that is possible.  Also turning off blue light technology like computers and phones will help. Our eyes and our minds need a break!  A half hour of quiet before laying down can help us relax when we hit the pillow.
  • Drink water and fluids throughout the day.  Yes drinking fluids keeps up feeling our best.
  • Moderation goes a long way in achieving productivity.  Pacing ourselves and keeping balanced with fun and work is the best option.  Having said that, we all know that it is hard to keep a variety of food, activities, and friends scheduled.   Grab the moments of joy whenever you can and savor them.

Know what you like and appreciate you own insights.  We all find different patterns of comfort.  I like to escape from the office between 2 and 4.  A walk outdoors even to get the mail is needed for me.  Often I will go out to a Chapel or go for an iced tea.   It is a simple routine that recharges me.  Finding your own patterns and identifying them is a big help.  Taking the first step to enjoying life begins with feeling productive and worthwhile.   Soon you’ll be riding the escalator of success.  Have a great day!

Finding Your Place

Finding Your Place

Finding your place to pray, think, and open your mind to new possibilities may be simpler than you think.  Welcome to this week’s podcast on finding your place physically, mentally, and in the world.  Learning to navigate under your own terms and embracing what works for you is essential.  This week Linda helps you transition from last weeks topic on Seizing the Day to Finding Your Place in Life.  Embrace the gifts you have!

Taking the first step forward may put you on the escalator of success.  Enjoy your week and join us regularly on Mini Miracles from Minor Moments with Linda Gullo  by subscribing on I-Tunes, Spotify, or your favorite listening app.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Tackling Daily Challenges

Tackling Daily Challenges

You have been prepared for years to deal with and tackle the Daily Challenges that come your way?  This preparation started when you were a child and has continued throughout the years.   Today Mini Miracles from Minor Moments deals with the Value of School, Developing Healthy Boundaries, and Overcoming Fears.   Does it sound overwhelming?  Well it isn’t but a few insights are meant to go a long way in helping YOU feel better.

Taking the first step can put you on the escalator of success!

Thrive by Getting Out of Your Own Way

Thrive by Getting Out of Your Own Way

Do you get in your own way?   Do you find that you are stuck in a rut of sorts?  Hopefully this short podcast will just make you aware of the obstacles that are standing in the way of success.   Today Linda talks about the things that block success for you.

A Place of Calm can open the pathway to new thinking and becoming more secure.

Getting out of your own way begins with understanding how and where we do that.

Linda discusses:

  • Procrastinating
  • Overthinking
  • Doubting
  • Struggling to make decisions
  • Scattered thinking by doing too much
  • Fearing either failure or success
  • Struggling with emotions
  • Anxiety holding you back
  • Pushing away relationships
  • Wandering aimlessly and reacting to the world around you
  • Struggling with motivation or being seduced by distraction

Remember that taking just one step can put you onto the escalator of success.

Memories to Carry You Forward

               The Holy Family

This weeks podcast is about Memories.  Memories are valuable to us.  Even the small seemingly insignificant moments like pizza parties with the cousins or times spent together across the backyard fence can enhance our lives.  It can include moments when one sits with a grandparent, with a child, or with an older friend.   Our memories carry us through the sad times and losses in our lives to the times when we are walking through gardens or with our grandchildren like I did this past Holy Week.  We visited being at a Retreat Center with my daughter and two smaller grandchildren this week. The gardens were coming to life and the opportunities to find peace for the moment were wonderful.

Remembering each day is special especially when it helps you to laugh over the silly things you have done or the times when being with other people is so uplifting.

Hope this Easter Weekend lifts you up to the many Blessings God has in store for you.

Remember to take the first step, it may put you on the escalator of success!

Life’s Transitions

Life’s Transitions

Life’s Transitions

As we enter into Holy Week, it made me think of all the day-to-day transitions we make.  Often we make these minor moments link together seamlessly and without a great deal of thought.   We flow from taking care of daily issues and from longing for something new or better.   In today’s podcast, Linda addresses the times you may be dealing with and how they affect others around us.

Open the Door to a new Outlook

Take one step, it may lead you onto the escalator of success.

Purging on Paper to Find Clarity

Purging on Paper to Find Clarity

Empty your Mind for good health and clearer thinking!

Linda brings us up to date on one of the oldest Art Forms in History.  Writing things down can be the best form of relaxation and relief.   It does so many things for us, including:

  • reducing stress
  • bringing seemingly insignificant moments to the surface
  • recognizing internal strengths
  • keeping things in perspective
  • putting ideas into practice
  • Untangling situations and developing clarity
  • Decide the difference between a thought and a feeling
  • Clears the mind so there is space to develop
  • Helps a person put words to what is happening in their lives
  • Heals relationships
  • Strengthens a sense of self
  • Improved self trust
  • Offers new perspectives

Learn to frame things into positive sentences and therefore into positive thinking.  Take the first step forward, it may put you on the Escalator of success!

Putting Together An Agenda

Putting Together An Agenda

Why Rush?  Agendas, Calendars, Dates, Times create agendas for us.   Why bother?  Linda tells us how agendas are valuable for us.

A 17 Month Desk Top Calendar

Being efficient helps make time to have fun.  It helps us accomplish good things for our families, our health, and our community.  It helps us to use our resources well.
Finding Clarity for Yourself

Finding Clarity for Yourself

Finding Clarity for Yourself

Finding clarity is an ongoing struggle for most people, because life is always evolving.  Even the smallest moments make the biggest mini miracles.

Linda shares about one way to see clearly evolves with changes.  She begins with a story about new glasses.Who do you want in your life?  What are you doing to make that a GREAT relationship.

What throws you into a state if confusion?  Is it when your schedule is compromised by other peoples agendas?   Is it doing something new?   Is it in completing projects?

I am always on a mission to find minor moments of joy.   And they appear when you look for them.  We need to see clearly and that is what this podcast is all about today.  Simplicity, clarity, and direction are so very important to us.  Look for templates, calendars, lists, and pictures to help you find solutions.

“Take the first step forward, it may put you on the escalator of success.”

It’s All About Happiness

It’s All About Happiness

Welcome to Podcast 123 of Mini Miracles from Minor Moments. 

It is the minor moments in our lives that bring forth the greatest miracles.

Today Linda is sharing some takeaway’s she received in the book .  Thanks to Dennis Prager for one of the most insightful books I’ve read recently.   Also check out Matthew Kelly’s Books.  The Rhythm of Life is one of my favorites.and his most recent book which I am still working on but enjoy is the Culture solution. Thanks, don’t forget to take

Thanks to Dr. Nick at the Crystal Lake Veterinary Hospital for all their care and concern. http://crystallakevet.com/animal-hospital/veterinarian-mchenry-county.php

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