Posts Tagged ‘self esteem’

7 Rules for New Year’s resolutions that stick

By johannatime On December 22, 2014 No Comments
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This post I dedicate to my brave friend Giorgi who recently quit smoking in order for her to be a better role model for her seven year old son. It’s been a month or two since she had her last cigarette and I think she’s plain awesome having the courage to make this

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Simplify your morning routine: dress with less

By johannatime On August 22, 2014 2 Comments
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Do you struggle and hurry early in the morning? Does getting dressed overwhelm you sometimes? Not quite a calm way to start a productive day! Do you have time for a proper breakfast? Excercise? Your daily review even? Getting ready in the morning is a breeze when you have a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe has very

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Did you eat your frog today?

By johannatime On January 22, 2014 No Comments
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We all have those tasks that just sit on our to do lists and don’t get done. And by having one such task permanently residing there, other tasks seem to get comfortable to stay, too. They are a pain in terms of your productivity, and you waste time and energy by procrastinating on them. Your to do list should be a dynamic

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Holiday reflection time: how to look back on a wonderful year

By johannatime On December 18, 2013 No Comments
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The Christmas holidays are a time for reflection and reconciliation. Some days off work will help you get the busyness and overwhelm off your mind. I encourage you to look back for some moments, rather than being stressed about tomorrow’s deadlines. Somehow, hanging out with family instead of coworkers, helps you change your focus, too. I recommend you use this

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Minimalism at work

By johannatime On September 15, 2013 2 Comments
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This blog post is different. Usually, I explain to you how things work for me and my clients. Today, I’m confused, and I ask you what you think. Because I’m researching the concept of minimalism, and I’m unsure if I’m ‘getting’ it. So please share your thoughs in the comments, or drop me a line via Twitter @johannatime.

In my attempt to understand minimalism, and after some

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The Commitment Equation

By johannatime On March 28, 2013 2 Comments
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A few weeks ago, in a post about discipline, I came up with this equation:

Discipline + Purpose = Commitment

  • Where discipline is setting yourself some rules, trusting your rules and complying to them,
  • Purpose is knowing where you’re heading at, and why, and feeling that heading there is inevitable,
  • And commitment is adding the action to the dream, or adding meaning to your rules.

If the commitment is

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Ode to Discipline

By johannatime On February 14, 2013 No Comments
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When I’m training clients to adopt sane working habits, they often say: ‘but a lot of discipline would be needed for that’. As if therefore it is hardly possible. As if discipline is something you’re born with or not. As if something is not a sustainable solution if discipline is needed. As if discipline is a problem. Well, discipline is inevitable if there is

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Six steps to move yourself in the right direction

By johannatime On January 25, 2013 No Comments
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‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there’ – Lewis Carroll. And you’ll walk around overwhelmed and restlessly, wasting your time. You’re likely to have trouble prioritising and you’ll probably have an unsatisfied feeling at the end of the day, every day, because you don’t feel you’ve been productive at all.

It may be many men’s and

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Road to satisfaction part two: a five step procedure to get on track

By johannatime On December 16, 2012 No Comments
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An e-mail seems more urgent when it just came in, than when it took you a week get to it, and nothing happened in the meantime. So judging the urgency of an incoming e-mail by its look and feel, will just let you chase whatever

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Road to satisfaction part one: a simple exercise to get realistic and feel good

By johannatime On December 14, 2012 2 Comments
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Many people I meet, are always busy, and never satisfied about what they get done. I have a useful suggestion, a daily practice, a new habit to adopt:

First some words about my discovery: I’ve been writing a daily diary since I was 10 years old. I

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