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Elizabeth Grace Saunders
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Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished through an exclusive Schedule Makeover™ process. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through custom training programs.

McGraw Hill published her first book, The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Lifehacker, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the 99U blog on productivity for creative professionals. She was selected as one of the Top 25 Amazing Women of the Year by Stiletto Woman.

Entries by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Why You Need Both a 'Bouncer' and a 'Bartender' to Live a Happy, Healthy Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 4:06 PM

This week I did something fairly typical: I set a boundary on my time in what I perceived to be a polite, yet also clear and direct manner.

However, I received an atypical response: The person I set a boundary with (who was a stranger whom I had just met...

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3 Essential Gen Y Time Management Tips

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 6:25 PM

As a member of Gen Y, you have some advantages when it comes to time management, such as quickly understanding new technology and thriving in quickly changing work environments. But sometimes your natural strengths can keep you from having the best time investment when you transition from college to career....

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Think You Need to Be Stressed to Succeed? You're Wrong (3 Secrets to Being Different Revealed!)

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 10:46 AM

Last week as I was going through my morning ritual of clearing out my e-mail inbox, I came across Marie Forleo's video interview of Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of the recently released book Thrive.

The video initially piqued my curiosity...

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A 10-Part Strategy for Boosting Daily Productivity

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 7:25 PM

Do you begin your day full of grand intentions of all that you want to accomplish, yet somehow end up going to bed feeling as if you've gotten nothing done?

Like many of you, my daily priorities vary. But I have some standard mental tricks for staying focused and productive....

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When You're Staring Blankly at Your Computer

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:42 PM

When you're staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you're not doing what you need to get done, it's easy to fall into some time-investment traps, such as:

  • Thinking you'll just stay up as late as you need to in order to get the work done, which leads...
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Finding the Balance Between Good Stress and Good Relaxation

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Finding the right balance in life is the key being productive and healthy. When stress threatens to overwhelm our lives, it wreaks havoc with our routines and throws us off balance.

A little stress is good; it helps to charge our instincts, increase our creativity and spur us on to...

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Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Why am I not doing what I know I should do?

This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can't seem to...

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Making Connections

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 10:05 AM

When you already feel super time crunched...

It can feel really overwhelming to think about meeting new people. How can you expand your network when you can barely keep up with the people you know?

I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over investing in...

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Quick, Easy, Healthy Meal-Planning Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 4:48 PM

After a long day at work, sometimes the easiest thing to do for dinner seems like ordering greasy takeout or buzzing by the drive thru. But even "healthy" fast food isn't always the best option. Below are some practical tips and resources to help build fast and healthy meal planning...

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From Resolution to Routine to Reality

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 6:27 PM

It's a bright and shiny new year. If you're like most of the world's population, you've made resolutions or at least thought a bit about what you would like to see happen in the coming year. Maybe it looks like training for a marathon or learning a new language or...

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One Simple Trick to Dramatically Reduce Stress in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 7:01 PM

Life rarely perfectly follows a plan.

But that doesn't mean that you should just give up and not make a plan. It means that you should embrace a realistic expectation of what planning can and can not do for you:

Planning Can Not:

  • Guarantee everything will go perfectly.

  • ...

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7 Ways to Experience the Often-Elusive Joy of Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 9:10 AM

There's a lot of pressure this time of year....

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other holiday, this can be a really challenging season. Not only are you expected to manage multiple extra projects (house decorating, present giving, and family visiting), but also you're supposed to feel happier...

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8 Tips for Keeping in Touch

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 4:03 PM

Once you've met new people, the whole idea of keeping in touch can fill you with a sense of dread, guilt or fear if you don't have the right strategies in place.

To help you out, here are 8 tips on effectively keeping in touch:

  1. Remember that you don't need...
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Giving Time

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 8:22 PM

As a member of online communities, you invest in the success of others and they in turn invest in you and everyone feels happy inside.

But this holiday season offers us a special opportunity to channel all of the positive support we use to help one another with goals like...

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What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

(19) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 7:13 PM

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for "more important" commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of the most important things you can do for physical and personal balance....

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Chore Schedule Strategies

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 4:13 PM

Chores: One of the most dreaded words for any teenager and one of the most frustrating ones for any parent.

Is there a way for families to split up tasks without major fights and headaches?

Fortunately, the answer is, "Yes!" But how you achieve that goal is a little...

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How to Have More Time and Energy For Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 5:13 PM

I totally understand that after a long day at workyour neck and back can feel tense, your brain feels like mush and the last thing you want to do is force yourself to go out.

When you have this feeling day after day or week after week, it's easy to...

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Relationships and Stress

(3) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 6:03 PM

It's the stuff movies are made of...

Almost every good plot line includes something about relationships with friends, family members, colleagues or significant others.

And it's truly a gift to have people that care about you, who want to spend time with you and notice what you do or don't...

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Pet Time: Dog Routines

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 4:27 PM

If you're a dog lover, your four-legged friend is your ultimate companion. But when you're feeling overwhelmed, you barely have time to exercise yourself, let alone make sure Fido gets enough exercise, too. Keep yourself and your dog healthy and happy with a few well-placed additions to your dog-care schedule.

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Journaling Insights

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2013 | 10:27 PM

Calm. Relaxed. Peaceful. Authentic.

As I journaled about where I saw myself right now, these words came to mind: calm, relaxed, peaceful, authentic, secure, joyful, and genuine.

I thought you might appreciate some of my reflections on how I've cultivated a deep sense of peace in the midst of numerous...

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