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Packing for a trip is just like time management

When packing, don’t “cram-and-pray” and end up with who knows what in there. Accept reality, make decisions in light of it, and you’ll have more enjoyable, comfortable trip. Same for managing your time and tasks.

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When most people hear that we opted to move from San Diego to MN, we get a raised-eyebrow, “what?”-look. And I get it…

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I’ve always had perfectionist tendencies – I edit and re-edit things (including, sometimes, these posts) until I get things “just right.”

Spending my first adult chapter as a litigator did nothing to help this tendency. A partner once criticized my (winning) brief because…

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Traveling makes me a bit anxious. I worry if we’ll get to the airport in time, get through security in time, etc. If you’re similar, these travel time management tips really help ease my stress. Use your calendar to clarify the time-related details of your travel Break out your calendar. Use it to back out […]

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On the Thursday of my wedding weekend, I was stressed about getting work done in time to unplug and about wedding logistics (e.g., my rehearsal dinner venue backed out on the Monday of my wedding week… good times).

My mom said to me…

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I can still picture the first time a client said this during my very first Bright Method program in April 2020. Since then, it’s become a pattern. Every program, at least one person will say something along the lines of…

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One of the hardest things about managing your time is accepting that time is limited. Many of us want to do a lot of awesome things. Between caring for the people we love, rocking the careers we enjoy,…

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Here’s something that’s super embarrassing to admit: So, I got these massive mittens that velcro to the stroller handlebar (that’s not the embarrassing part – they’re awesome). I put them on the stroller when it got cold. It’s since warmed up a bit, and on a day it was 4oish, I put them on and […]

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Eve Rodsky of Fair Play shared the below theory on a podcast I was listening to. Surveys of heterosexual couples show that women believe that they do the majority of the work in the house. No surprise there. Those same surveys show that the men in the same relationships believe they (the men) do the majority of the housework. How is this possible?

Well, Rodsky says, it’s because generally speaking, most men have no concept of all the work that goes into running a home. Let’s talk about how to make the work more visual so everyone appreciates it and more easily share it.

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Fall leaves

Here’s a practical strategy for those of you who are starting to get antsy about the fall – but want to enjoy the rest of summer.

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I'm a former big law attorney who got overwhelmed as a first year and slowly pieced together a time/task management system that actually reduced my stressed, helped me stay on top of it all (and know it), feel confident drawing boundaries, and soak in time with my family and friends. I'd love to get you there, too.

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