Crowded space – Crowded mind?!

Crowded space – Crowded mind?!

Do you know the saying “Crowded space – Crowded mind”?

I’m sure you know these days where your productivity and motivation are a lil bit low for some reason. You just can’t concentrate on your work.

We all have days like this and it often makes us feel guilty because we don’t get things done as we should.


Here’s something I like to do when can’t concentrate and feel distracted:

I clean, declutter and tidy up my workspace. Not only am I productive while I’m doing it (win!) but it also helps to increase my motivation when I’m done.

I’m not talking about a proper KonMari session.

(Although that’s great! I’ve done it once it was amazing. So if you’re up for it – do it!)

I’m talking about creating a clean and tidy work environment. This will instantly boost your motivation and productivity.

Oh – and while you’re doing this – open the windows, let some fresh air in and listen to your favorite music. This will not only make the whole process much more enjoyable but it will also boost your energy!

 

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Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list?

Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list?

Have you ever looked at your to-do list and got completely overwhelmed?

Have you ever procrastinated on a to-do because it just seemed to be “too much”?

I feel ya, girl! I’ve been there as well.

Until I realized what was wrong with my to-dos. The things on my list weren’t to-dos but projects.


A to-do should be something you can complete with one action step.

Let me explain:

When you have “create freebie” on your list, this can be pretty overwhelming, right?

That’s because “create freebie” is not something that you can do with just one action step. It needs way more than that.

So if you put “create freebie” on your list, your brain is confused and doesn’t know where to start. Which often leads to procrastination.

If you put something on your to-do list ask yourself if this is achievable with just one action step? If not – break it down. And then break everything down even more until you’ve identified every single step.

So from “create freebie” we get to

  • come up with freebie idea
  • write draft
  • design freebie in powerpoint
  • choose a picture to use with this freebie
  • create landing page
  • and so on

I know that there are way more things to do and that these steps can be broken down even more, but you get the idea.

Having these single action steps on your to-do list makes it much more achievable and less overwhelming.

Here is another to-do for you 😉 If you haven’t already click the button below to download my FREE guide “From distracted and confused to clear and focused”. I created this guide to help girl bosses to ditch overwhelm and get back clarity and focus.

A simple tool to help you stay focused

A simple tool to help you stay focused

We all love fancy tools, right?

There are so many tools out there to help us be productive, manage our time efficiently and automate our business wherever possible. And these tools are great and really help us get things done. But often they’re not the best to help us stay focused.

Imagine the following:

While you’re working on something (e.g., writing a sales page) an idea or to-do pops up (e.g., make an appointment with my accountant yell). You either call your accountant immediately or you open your to-do list tool and put it in there.

Both actions get you out of the flow of writing your sales page. When you’re back at it a few minutes later, your brain needs some time to get back into the groove.

That’s were my favorite tool comes in:


A simple paper notepad

Yes – you heard me right. Petra – lover of all things digital – loves using a paper notepad.

(BTW: I also prefer actual books over audiobooks.)

And that’s why:

I have my notepad right next to my computer on my desk. Whenever something pops up in my head, I jot it down and don’t think about it anymore. When I’m done with whatever I’m doing or during my Shutdown Ritual I grab my notepad, look at the notes I made and put them wherever they belong.

So I can stay focused on what I do and don’t miss out on an idea or to-do! WinWin

Give it a try!

 

Another great tool to stay clear and focused is a brain dump. If you haven’t already click the button below to download my FREE guide “From distracted and confused to clear and focused”. I created this guide to help girl bosses to ditch overwhelm and get back clarity and focus.

Are you an Information Hoarder?

Are you an Information Hoarder?

This is for all my information hoarders out there

If you’re anything like me, you love collecting information and download every freebie that comes your way.

* A freebie about the perfect Instagram bio – Sign me up!

* A freebie about increasing your social media engagement – Give it to me!

There is so much free information out there and we’re afraid to miss out if we don’t get it all. But the problem is, most of the time we only collect this information and don’t implement it.

Do you really need 5 freebies about the perfect Instagram bio if you don’t do anything with the information provided???

It’s time to stop collecting information and to start IMPLEMENTING what we already have.

 

Here are a few tips for you:

1. Put all your freebies in one folder. If you have a shit ton you can make subfolders to have a better overview.

2. Go through each one of them and decide if this is something you actually NEED and if this brings you VALUE. Delete the ones that don’t fit these criteria.

3. Each week pick one of the freebies you kept. Work through it and IMPLEMENT the information you’ve learned.

4. Next time before you download a freebie ask yourself if this is something you actually need. If you downloaded something and don’t find it valuable or useful – DELETE it immediately. You don’t want to clutter your space (even if it’s “just” your digital space) with things you don’t need.

 

Remember: The 5th freebie about the perfect Instagram bio is not the answer if you don’t implement the information provided!

Talking about freebies 😉 If you haven’t already click the button below to download my FREE guide “From distracted and confused to clear and focused”. I created this guide to help girl bosses to ditch overwhelm and get back clarity and focus.

This one is super helpful and you wanna keep it foreverrrrr #justsayincool

Why having a Shutdown Ritual is so important

Why having a Shutdown Ritual is so important

Do you have a Shutdown Ritual?

Especially when you work from home, it can be very challenging to draw the line between work time and personal time. After dinner, you’re just quickly checking your emails or social media, finish that blog post, … whatever it is #IAmSureYouCanRelate

But the thing is that you don’t give your brain the rest it needs to recharge for the next day. You deplete yourself when you’re constantly in “work-mode.”

That’s why having a Shutdown ritual is so important. It signals your brain that work is done and that it’s time to unwind.


So, what should your Shutdown Ritual include?

Check your emails: Is there anything urgent?

Check your calendar: Everything up to date?

Update your to-dos for the next day: It’s always great to start the day with a prepared to-do list. This way you don’t have to think too much in the morning 😉

Stretching / Yoga: Do some stretches or a short yoga flow! After sitting the whole day, your body deserves some love.

“Shutdown complete”: Yes – say it! I know it sounds a lil bit strange, but it’s a clear signal that work is over now.

These points are just suggestions. Feel free to test and adjust till you find something that works for you!

PS: If you haven’t already click the button below to download my FREE guide “From distracted and confused to clear and focused”. I created this guide to help girl bosses to ditch overwhelm and get back clarity and focus.

From distracted and confused to clear and focused

From distracted and confused to clear and focused

Does this sound familiar?

 

You’re working on something, ready to get things done but you’re constantly distracted by random upcoming thoughts like

“I should really back up my website.”
“I have to make an appointment with my accountant.” … I know, I know, … yell
“I need to buy a birthday present for Anna.”

All these to-dos and unmade decisions buzz around in your head, take up mental space and energy and pop up reliably when you DON’T want to deal with them. You write them down on a post-it note which immediately gets lost in the post-it note black hole (FYI: that’s right next to the one with the second sock!).

All you really want is to get in a few hours of focused work but … sorry … but it just occurred to me that I have to renew my gym membership … I’ll be back

… ok, where was I???

#sorrynotsorry

It’s so frustrating …

 

 

That’s why I created „From distracted and confused to clear and focused“ for you.

 

A brain dump guide for all my fellow girl bosses out there who want to declutter their mind and set up a system that keeps their biz and life organized.

The point of this brain dump is to get all of these open to-dos and unmade decisions out of your head and into tools you’ll use later on. When your brain knows that the information is somewhere safe where you can easily find and regularly review it, it can free up mental space and energy for things more important than “Where the heck is that second sock”.

Sounds good?

I know it does!

So click the button below to download your guide and get started!