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Rightsize Your Expectations as You Age

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I believe that most of us are under the impression that if we are in good health; physically and mentally fit, that whatever it is we are able to do now, we will always be able to do. These are my expectations. My grandfather lived by himself up until he passed away at 94 years young. He played golf regularly and even went skiing from time to time. That is how I expect to age. No one I know ever envisions themselves as old with creaking bones, arthritis, and other medical and/or mental problems but it can happen. Aging is…

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Why Rightsizing is Important No Matter What Your Age

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No matter how old or young you are, it’s important to rightsize. Are you asking yourself “What is rightsizing?” It’s a fairly new expression which can refer to a number of different things. A company rightsizes when it reduces the number of employees to fit the anticipated earnings. In this case I am referring to changing the size of your home. You can say that a family rightsizes when they move to a bigger home to accommodate their growing family. You can also replace downsizing with rightsizing when a couple moves to a smaller home once their children have moved…

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Difficult Conversations with Your Parents: Why They are Necessary & How to Have Them

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I don’t know about you, but I avoid difficult conversations like the plague. I would rather do almost anything other than have a difficult conversation. In fact, I have become talented at skirting around any topic that borders on introducing a difficult topic. The fact is, though, that it’s necessary to have difficult conversations with your parents so that you know how best to support them and what their wishes are should a delicate situation arise. I wrote a blog about a year ago after visiting with my son and his family in San Francisco. As a parent visiting my…

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What Do You Know For Sure?

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Do you read Oprah’s magazine? I do. I count myself among the millions of Oprah fans and read her magazine cover to cover almost every month. One of my favorite articles is on the last page of every issue. This page has an editorial from Oprah in which she talks about a topic. Typically, the article uses this phrase “what I know for sure”. I was thinking about this the other day. There are so many things right now that none of us knows “for sure” about the global pandemic. This corona virus has us all spinning in circles. Conflicting…

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Are You on Track to Accomplish Your Original Goals, Or Have They Changed?

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The first quarter of the year ended last week. None of us could have predicted that life would change so dramatically in late December, January or eaven early February. In fact, life was good late in 2019 when we were thinking about our goals for 2020. We did not know that Covid-19 was going to rear its ugly head and cause us to shift our plans. Rethink our priorities and make accomplishing our goals difficult if not impossible. What were your original goals? Do you remember the goals you set out for yourself late last year? Have you been able…

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What Changes to Your Daily Life Will You Keep?

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Have you thought about what changes to your routine you’ll keep once social distancing ends? We’ve all made changes in how we live our lives during this covid 19 crisis.  Think about them. We’ve had to make considerable changes to every aspect of our lives including our daily routines Are some changes worth keeping? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. From everything I’ve read and heard on the news, it seems like things will start opening up in the next month or two. For that I’m eternally grateful. I want to have something to look forward to. In…

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Downsize Your Files By Weeding Them

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Since many of us find ourselves practicing social distancing by staying home, take advantage of this time to downsize the amount of paper in each file folder and weed your files. Control those paper piles  If you’ve been following the blog this month, I’m talking about paper. I started out by asking you to consider controlling the paper piles on your desk and in your office by assigning an action to each paper. From there I moved to talking about an action file holder which could sit on top of your desk. Your next steps are to schedule time each…

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Rightsize Your Life & Be Better Organized

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Is your life so filled up that it can feel like it’s overflowing with responsibilities from work and home? Consider taking a step back and rightsizing your life. Give yourself space to be mindfully present. Very often, we spend so much time moving from activity to activity that we fail to fully engage with that which we are doing. We’re just getting it done and moving on. Busy Days Our days are busy. There’s no denying that. Everyone, from stay-at-home moms/dads to service providers and corporate executives, is busy. We start early in the morning and end late at night….

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Be More Productive and Less Busy

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We all want to be more productive but sometimes we are just busy doing stuff. We find lots of little things to do. This makes us feel like we are being productive and sometimes we are. Other times. However, we are just busy. Here are some tips to use so that you can be more productive and less busy. Ask yourself: Is this the best use of my time right now? When you find yourself scurrying around doing all sorts of little tasks ask yourself this question. This may make you pause and think. Is there one thing to do…

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Did You Accomplish Your Goals in 2019?

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Take some time to think about the goals you set for the year that just ended. Did you accomplish your goals?  Identify your accomplishments. Look back through the months, one at a time. Identify your accomplishments. Take a few minutes and write them down. Be sure to recognize and acknowledge the things that you’ve done – good and maybe not so good. Pat yourself on the back for the things that happened that were wonderful. Think about those things and ask yourself if you want to add to them. Is there a way to extend that accomplishment? Can you take…

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