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Winter WFH Essentials

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Winter WFH Essentials

Over the weekend I gave a friend a call to catch-up. He said that despite the holidays being different this year, in the scheme of things, he was doing well. And, he even had a good problem going into the thick of winter. It turns out that he received several gift cards as presents from […]

127 January Daily Holidays and Observances

Deanna Ritchie

Calendar

Friday, January 1st, 2021

127 January Daily Holidays and Observances

When you think about January, the only holidays and observances that come to mind are New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King Day. However, January is a rocking month that’s packed with numerous special days. Let’s Make January 2021 the Best Ever! How awesome are these January holidays? I think they’re just the trick to […]

Adding Self-Care to Your Calendar During Covid

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Adding Self-Care to Your Calendar During Covid

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing or stay home. You know the drill by now. These “musts” have been simple and practical ways to take care of your physical health during these tumultuous times? Certainly. But, they don’t do much for your mental health. While there are ways to cope and manage […]

How to Work Out and Stay Active When Working from Home

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Monday, December 21st, 2020

How to Work Out and Stay Active When Working from Home

Throughout the years, it’s been found that working from home can be a positive experience. For a lot of us, I think we don’t miss those hectic mornings. You know, rushing out the door to beat traffic and then rush home to make it back for dinner. From my experience, not having to put up […]

Add These 9 Appointments to Your Calendar Next Year

Deanna Ritchie

Calendar

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Add These 9 Appointments to Your Calendar Next Year

Right now, you’re probably planning for the holidays — both personally and professionally. What’s more, there’s a good chance that you’re winding things down so that you can be rejuvenated for next year. While there’s wrong with either, it also wouldn’t hurt to get a head start on next year’s calendar. I’m in no way […]

Advent Calendar

Deanna Ritchie

Calendar

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Advent Calendar

For those in the family that still eat meat — we’ve eaten the turkey and we’re full.  As soon as the Thanksgiving dinner is over, I want to rush and start decorating for next month’s holidays. This year with COVID-19, I want to skip to January first, or at least to vaccine first — whenever […]

Manage Your Thinking Right Now

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Manage Your Thinking Right Now

Did you know that we have between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts a day? While a percentage of these are fleeting and harmless, a whopping 80% of these thoughts are negative. As a consequence, these fleeting, seeming inconsequential thoughts can incapacitate you from moving forward and getting things done. But I have some good news for […]

Make the Most of Your Staycation

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Make the Most of Your Staycation

Even if you consider yourself a homebody, you have to admit that vacations can be awesome. They allow you to experience new sights and sounds. You might also get to might new people of catch-up with people who don’t get to see all that frequently. But, did you also know that vacations are beneficial to […]

Why Being SAD Affects Productivity

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Why Being SAD Affects Productivity

I’ll be completely upfront with you. I’m not a happy camper right now. As you’ve noticed, the days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling off, and we only have a limited amount of time before we’re stuck indoors. With everything we’ve all gone through in 2020 — maybe winter coming on just now somehow […]

10 Reasons Why it’s OK to be a Night Owl

Deanna Ritchie

Productivity

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

10 Reasons Why it’s OK to be a Night Owl

The early bird catches the worm. I’m sure that you’ve heard that adage a million times. And, there is some truth to that. I used to think that if someone slept in — they were the worst slacker in the world. But — if we allow for differences in human beings — this may not […]

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