July Productivity Bulletin, Recharge

Intentional Productivity Strategy: A great way to recharge is through meditation and sleep. You can only be productive and function optimally when your brain is calm (meditation) and well-rested (sleep).

The importance of sleep:

While you sleep, your glymphatic system, a system for waste clearance in the central nervous system, is activated. This cleaning crew makes sure that your brain is free of debris and ready for another productive day. Lack of sleep, however, leads to less cleaning and more leftover debris. This build-up of this debris over time is linked to various neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

How to start meditating:

Set your timer for 1 minute. Close your eyes (optional) and focus on inhaling and exhaling, gently try to lengthen your inhales and exhales. The minute will be up before you know it.

Here are some great free apps to help you get into your meditation habit:

Take advantage of the coming holiday period where you perhaps have a bit more time to focus on (learning) meditation and getting enough zzz’s.

Intentional Productivity Resources:

Creating check-in, instruction or explainer videos with Loom is a great way for those who work asynchronously to communicate with their colleagues or clients. In the spirit of pictures speaking a 1000 words, it can be helpful for the receiver to rely on more than just the written word. The viewer can see the item on the screen, which can make a lot of difference, but also, the tone of voice can give the viewer clues that they otherwise might have missed when only reading an instruction.

Notion Tip: Using an Energy tracking tool can be very powerful to figure out where you get energy from and what and when it is draining away. By collecting this data and reviewing it periodically, you can make more informed decisions on where to spend your time and energy next.

You can check out my FREE Notion Energy Tracker Template here. Just click on the link and then click Duplicate in the top right corner and the page is added to your Notion account.

What’s on:

  • Holiday! I am taking Recharge literally this month, and I am taking a break to go to Canada! Although this is mostly a business trip, there will be time for me to relax and have fun and hopefully come back fully recharged.

  • Business as usual: I continue to help my clients with my Intentional Productivity Strategy Program which is a holistic approach to Productivity, focused on creating or restoring balance. Clients experience how a more structured and organized business and life creates more time and space for the things that truly light you up and gets you (back) into your flow. If you feel overwhelmed with your daily workload and are looking for structure and efficiency in your (business) life, please get in touch and I might be able to help you lessen the load and make space for the things that truly matter.

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