developing more energy and becoming more productive

Do you feel tired most of the time? Is getting out of bed most mornings (especially Monday!) a laborious task? More and more, people are writing about energy management and priority management and less about time management. The reason being is that the way most of us are working may be productive of efficient in the … Continue reading developing more energy and becoming more productive

Four Weekly Rhythms for a More Effective Life

Good morning - it was a beautiful weekend here in northeast Indiana. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to slip into unhealthy habits or rhythms in your life and how hard it is to develop good ones? Well, in today's post I am "preaching" to myself. We had some very healthy rhythms going, but then … Continue reading Four Weekly Rhythms for a More Effective Life

Want to Get More Done? Take a Walk

Good morning! The flowers are blooming here, but it is still raining up here in the Midwest. Everything is pretty soaked, but as you can tell from this picture my daughter took that the ducks are having fun! Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all the communication and information that is coming your way? First there is … Continue reading Want to Get More Done? Take a Walk

Want to be More Productive? Go to Sleep!

We finally have some rain here in southwest Michigan - what a blessing! Do you want to be more productive, more energetic, and live longer? Try getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. Most of us get six or less hours of sleep a night which leads to fatigue, poor thinking, and poor … Continue reading Want to be More Productive? Go to Sleep!

Self Care – How Are You Doing?

It is a beautiful morning!  A few clouds in the sky with the sunrise reflecting off of them producing amazing colors. When you are in a ministry or non-profit, usually your focus is on serving and impacting others with the hope of seeing lives transformed. Often, the idea of taking care of yourself is not at the … Continue reading Self Care – How Are You Doing?

Cant’t take a regular sabbatical – how about a “micro-sabbatical”?

Sabbaticals are increasingly being recognized as necessary for the health of key staff - especially leadership staff. We are just beginning to embrace the concept here at our ministry. One thing we are doing is requiring ten of our senior directors to take one day a month where they get off and meet with the … Continue reading Cant’t take a regular sabbatical – how about a “micro-sabbatical”?