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Making the Most of Short Vacations

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When we took shorter vacations, we actually ended up more refreshed. This doesn't seem logical. However our approach toward productivity or lack there of--not the number of days away--are what made the difference.

The Best Strategy For Habit Change Is The One That Works

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

In the book Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin does an excellent job of emphasizing that different people require different strategies to be successfu...

Make Time for Growth Assignments in Your Daily Work

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Your job probably includes some responsibility for researching new trends or dreaming up innovative ideas. Lucky you! Alas, if you're like most people...

Your Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Burnout-Recovery Plans

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Here's how to put a recovery plan in place to allay the daily, weekly, and monthly wear and tear that leads to burnout.

How to Have More Fun!

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

But for those on the other side who feel frustrated that life seems like an endless string of obligations, read on!

Want to Dramatically Reduce Frustration? Focus on Beginning, Not Finishing

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

If you struggle with never being satisfied with your progress or performance anxiety about whether you can complete something keeping you from the fun of even starting, I highly encourage you to analyze your mindset. Also, consider doing what one of my time coaching clients successfully put into practice last week:

7 Simple Ways to Escape Exhaustion

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I know that the idea of taking better care of yourself may seem ludicrous when you feel like you can't keep up already. But it truly is the only way to be more effective, make better decisions about what you will and won't do, and to not constantly feel like you're suffering from battle fatigue.

Wisdom in Grieving

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I think the most important thing to remember is that even though it can feel excruciatingly painful at times, grief can come to an end. When you grieve well, it gives you a depth and richness nothing else can. I believe that the mourning of this past month can and will turn to joy for us.

Aha!

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

To have an amazing shift in your life, you need to have less confidence in yourself and more confidence in your systems.

Love Your Storyline

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 02.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I recently had a revelation that brought me a lot of joy and freedom... When we're younger, we go through phases where we want to have or be whate...

The 7 Causes Of Sleep Procrastination

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

The next time you find yourself delaying going to bed, think about whether these physical, mental, or emotional barriers could be keeping you up. Then experiment until you find the solution that works for you.

Guilt-Free Holiday Productivity

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I am a HUGE advocate of total vacations, but I understand that there are times when we still need to get things done during the holidays. Look below for a step-by-step guide to guilt-free holiday productivity.

How to Stay Clear and Calm When You Have an Overwhelming Project

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 12.03.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When my first book came out, I noticed I was mesmerized by any training that said "book" and "success." Learning isn't bad, but when it keeps me from actually focusing on what's most important for preparing for one of my books to come out or classes to start, there's a problem. I'm in the process of discovering how I can take my own project and time management practices to the next level.

The Lazy Way Out

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 11.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Recently, one of my time coaching clients told me that although he knew intellectually that being self-compassionate was the way to improve, it felt hard to believe that without being self-critical he could muster the effort to change.

Stop Playing the Victim With Your Time Management and Empower Yourself

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When it comes to managing your time, many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests coming at them that make them a victim to their circumstances. "There's always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me." Sound familiar? If so, you're not alone, but you should stop playing the victim and own the situation.

How to Wrap Up Your Work Day...On Time!

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Stuck at Work? I personally use these strategies to stop working on time and still complete the most critical tasks:

Why Thinking Too Long-Term Can Sabotage Your Success

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Short-term thinking gets a bad rap when we talk about time management, but if you focus purely on your long-term goals, you might be on the road to burnout. Neglecting your immediate, short-term needs can just stress you out more, despite your meticulous planning.

How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed and Get Work Done

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you're facing a big, messy obstacle that requires consistent, hard effort, you can feel so helpless...

This Changed Everything

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Deciding to limit how much I worked and when I worked really changed everything. (I did experience withdrawal symptoms when I first started this process: Step away from the computer Elizabeth!)

How to Move Forward

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Whether it's starting a business or doing laundry, we all face times where we feel overwhelmed so we procrastinate, which makes up feel more overwhelmed. Here's how to break this frustrating cycle.

Dangerous Lie

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I hear how so many people are allowing a dangerous lie to hold them back from even believing they can lead a balanced life, let alone attempting to do so.

Acceptance Is Best

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I read something this week that just really blew me away... If you've been following me, you know that I put a big emphasis on the mental and emotion...

Skydiving Caterpillar

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Have you been surrendering to the uncomfortable process of true transformation that looks different than normal, feels wrong based on your past experience, and yet is the way to revealing your new true self?

Why Not to DIY

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 05.12.2016 | Small Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

If your work schedule is already overloaded, PR (or other specialized business development activities) might be a great thing to move to your "to contract" list. Hiring outside help can decrease your workload and alleviate psychological pressure.

Balancing Getting Things Done and Relationships

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I've been wrestling with some paradoxes over the last few weeks... On the one hand, you can't give others what you don't have, so if you're complete...