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?

Clear out your inboxes

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!

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5 Day Digital Declutter Challenge

When was the last time you saw the picture of this beautiful beach on your desktop background? Can you enjoy the view, or is it hidden behind a countless amount of files and folders?

How do you feel when you scroll through your Instagram and Facebook feed? Inspired? Motivated? Or discouraged and unfulfilled?

What about your bookmarks? How long does it take you to find what you’re looking for? Do you actually know what you’ve saved there?

These all are examples of digital clutter. We can’t see it. But it’s there. And it affects us just like physical clutter.


All-in-One Social Media Planner


When you want to start an online business, you better be on social media, right?

But how to keep up with everything we have to do???

You have to post content on different platforms.

You have to engage with your audience.

And you better plan in advance so that you don’t sit in front of your laptop every day desperately thinking about what you should post or do.


from distracted and confused to clear and focused


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.”

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???

Sounds familiar? Then this one is for you!




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