the latest

Using Boundaries to Self-Advocate

First things first, if you don’t already follow @nedratawwab, do so right now.

Second, I’m a HUGE fan of boundaries but completely get that they’re hard to draw. I’ve struggled to draw them often. It feels confrontational, and this Minnesotan struggles with that sometimes (the fact I was a litigator still cracks me up sometimes).

Despite the struggle, I KNOW boundary drawing and enforcing is worth it.

read post

grab your coffee

Let’s make your life less stressful through the nerdy power of time management

Dig into actionable, realistic time management strategies designed for the professional working woman that mold to you.

Browse by CategorY
Jump into my free
5-day video lesson program below
jump in here!
want to get a taste of the bright method for free?
Welcome! We're all about realistic time management designed for professional working women here in this little pocket of the internet. I'm glad you're here.
connect:
Career or kids - working woman deciding

Here are the factors real women considered when deciding between career or kids – or finding their middle ground.

Read More

Last week, in my current time management program, we dug into managing the personal and family life stuff.

One woman commented that my strategy of putting everything in you calendar (with tech strategies to make it less overwhelming) felt silly/anal at first…

BUT that getting it all out of her head and protecting time for all the things… well, the result was “freeing.”

Read More

Attorney Time Management - computer with keyboard, mouse, and glass of water

As someone who felt decently organized through law school, I got a pretty rude awakening when I became an actual attorney. The sheer number of active cases, deadlines, and all the work that went into hitting case deadlines threw me for a loop. While I looked like I had it together on the outside, inside, I felt stretched too thin and constantly anxious I’d drop a ball. Why didn’t someone teach us how to manage my time, tasks, and deadlines in law school?!

Over time, I figured out a system that really reduced my stress and last-minute scrambles and now works for my attorney clients. Let’s dig in.

Read More

Ahhh I hate being negative on things, but given the attention this is getting in the NYT (in an article from yesterday), I want to urge you NOT to spend a ton of time organizing your to-do’s in Apple Reminders or Google Tasks.

Read More

I teach professional working women a method for managing career, personal and family time with less stress and more clarity.

If you’re like Past Me and many of my clients, you’ve tried other time management strategies or apps in the past to no avail. So you may be wondering how this system will help you while others have failed. Great question.

Here are three ways that The Bright Method™ is different from other methods you might have tried:

Read More

I’m someone who craves practical instructions. I don’t really know what to do with high-level concepts without more.

For example, when I was interviewing for jobs during law school, I remember hearing messages about being “confident.”

But what does that look like? Am I supposed to look smug as I talk about my accomplishments? I doubt it.

Read More

Having a child is life-changing stuff in and of itself. Figuring out how to make motherhood work – including how to plan for maternity leave – with your career is a whole new ball game. One of my clients, a woman who works in an executive capacity within an organization, recently asked me if I […]

Read More

When I describe what I do, I almost always avoid the word “productivity.”

Productivity conjures up images of go-go-going and getting stuff done.

Often people think productivity is the opposite of overwhelmed. “If I can just become productive, I won’t feel this way.”

I don’t think so. Productive people can still struggle to turn it off, relax, and know when to say no. They can still feel overwhelmed.

Read More

One of my very first clients casually mentioned that she listened to podcasts while working.

I remember feeling both exhausted just thinking about it and fascinated about how she did it (turns out, not surprisingly, it didn’t work very well).

Read More

LOVE these strategies?

check out my 8-week bright method time management program

Want to learn the full Bright Method, a system designed for working women that reduces stress and ups your peace of mind when it comes to managing it all (personal and professional)?

learn more

Want to focus on email first?

Reclaim your time from your inbox

Spending too much time in your email inbox? You’re not alone. Check out my short’n’sweet, self-paced email management course to help you reclaim control over your inbox.

LEARN MORE

Realistic time management designed for professional working women

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.

More about me here 

Free DOWNLOAD

Hello, more breathing space.

Learn three realistic time management strategies desgined for professional working women that you can implement in just 20 minutes. Enter your info below & get the free guide in your inbox in a minute.