Sometimes You Need to Chill Out So You Can Feel Great




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If you are stressed, overworked or burnt out, turn to Verizon FIOS to help you chill out. Screen time, purely fun screen time can help you do better at work and home. So when you are stressed and aggravated – turn your screens on!


Going screen free is hard and boring, so don’t do it.




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Recently I attended a conference designed to help influences grow their area of influence and be better at the work they do. One of the sessions talked about the dangers of burn out. Burn out is what happens when you get so overwhelmed with work, personal responsibilities and life that you are debilitated and unable to carry on in a healthy and productive manner. Burn out is bad, really bad. When you burn out you are angry, cannot sleep, don’t take proper care of yourself and are not as productive as you need to be. If at all possible, one should work to avoid burn out.

One of the presenters, Joyce Shulman gave us ten tips and one caveat to help you get over burn out. Here they are:

1. Take a break – sometimes you don’t have to get on the plane, you can step back and take a break, own your time
2. Get help – identify the times in life business and professional when you need help to grow, to develop yourself, to keep from burning out
3. Take a hike. Literally. – get outside, research shows this helps
4. Work Harder – you are less efficient when you are burned out, block some time, three hours or less and work and get the project done, it requires discipline, suck it up and work really hard for a short period of time. This will help you get through burn out, you must identify the times during the day that are best for you and work toward your strength
5. Do something for someone else – you should always have a service project you can do to connect and give back to someone else, it is critical for you
6. Get back to basics – go back to what you love, what started you on the journey
7. Find the fuel – find the thing that fuels your creative spirit – museums, in nature, whatever you must constantly fuels your creative spirit
8. Go to Bed – you must sleep, you must prioritize sleep
9. Edit Relentlessly – edit your to do list “mork” aka more work, is a thing on your to do list critical or mork.
10. Laugh – take time to laugh and enjoy something, make sure you make time for just having fun

Caveat – when you are burned out you won’t feel like doing these things. Do them anyway.


I work hard each day. I put in long hours and work smart in order to maximize my level of productivity. This means that at the end of each day I am tired and need to relax. Once upon a time when I didn’t know better, i would stay up late until all hours of the night and then got up early to put in more hours before my family got up in the morning. I spent my time working. I was either working at my business or working to take care of my family. I was always working at something. Back then I was stressed, aggravated and not very happy. Then I learned the power of the chill. When I realized that I needed, actually needed to take time each day to relax and get my mind off work and to simply take care of myself, life changed. I got over being burnt out. Then I learned to prevent burn out in the future.

You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. In other words, you don’t have to get burnt out to learn how to prevent burn out. It is important to realize that one of the best things to do to get over burn out is to never get there in the first place. There are things you can do to avoid getting burnt out. Here are a few:

1. Take time to breathe – literally set aside time each day to do nothing except take a deep breaths
2. Only accept tasks you have time that you are ready, willing and able to handle
3. Make relaxation aka chill time a priority each day

Smartphones, tablets, laptops. e-readers and televisions are a great way to chill out and relax. Our phones are full of games, fun stories, great movies and television shows we can binge watch. Those are some of the best features of our devices. There are some television shows I really like to watch:

The Blacklist
How to Get Away with Murder
This is Us
NCIS Los Angeles
Chicago PD
The Big Bang Theory
Morning Joe

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Make a Choice to Take Action Now – Even on the Go

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Take action now even if you are always on the go. Being busy is no excuse for failing to take action now to go from dreaming to actually doing the things in your dream. Pull out your technology, take action now and make things happen!


If you are always on the go, take action now while you are going.


Each day I talk with women from all over the United States who tell me they cannot take action now to achieve their dreams because they are too busy. They are busy with work. They are busy with their families. They are busy with a million things other than chasing their dreams. If the truth be told, most women have dozens upon dozens of things they must do each day. Many of these things are non-negotiable. Children have to be fed and sent off to school. Spouses have to be paid attention to. Assignments at work must be completed in a timely manner. Groceries must be purchased. For many reasons, life is busy, very busy.



When the women I talk to tell me their hopes, dreams and plans their eyes light up, they smile and are full of excitement. I am a woman who believes that every working mom can succeed and be happy with the right encouragement, inspiration and motivation so helping women get this reaction thrills me. I find a great deal of satisfaction and joy in helping women achieve what they hope, dream and plan. But, often a problem arises. That light and excitement quickly disappears when I ask them what they are doing to make their dreams reality. The light and excitement disappear because the excuses start to flow. They tell me they cannot start a new business now because:

  • they are too busy on a project at work and will start as soon as it is done
  • their children demand too much attention so it is not a good time to do something new
  • their husbands don’t want them to be in business “right now”
  • they don’t have the experience they need to make a go of it
  • they are afraid to do something new



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If one of these excuses is one you give as the reason you cannot take action now to get things done be encouraged. You can take action now even with these excuses/reasons. Start using your technology to help you. If you don’t have time to sit down and write, use your smart phone to help you. Most smart phones have the following features or you can purchase apps for:

  • voice recognition so that you can talk into your phone and the software will turn it to text
  • use your voice to add items to your calendar and to do list
  • take photos to help you remember things
    • wash dishes
    • do laundry
    • check school work
  • use the alarms on your phone for repeated reminders
  • set calendar appointment reminders for to-do items


It is important to realize that even though you are always on the go, you can still take action now on new things and get done what needs to be done in your world.


We all have the same 24 hours in each day so being busy is no excuse for failing to take action now on your dreams.


Take a moment to think about a woman you think is successful and doing wonderful things in life. Picture her face, think about what her briefcase contains and then think about what her calendar looks like. Then take a moment to think about how many hours she has in each day. Do you think she has more or less hours in her day than you do? The correct answer is that she has the same 24 hours in each day as you do. There are many things enable her to be as successful at what she does. One of those things is that she makes a choice. She chooses how to spend each of her 24 hours.


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