Posts tagged work-life balance
How to Get Work Done When You Don't Want to Work

From playlists to the Pomodoro Technique, I share my most effective productivity go-tos for powering through those essential but tedious tasks we all have to do in our lives and businesses. By adding a healthy dose of strategy and mood-altering feel goods, you’ll get unpleasant work out of the way in order to have time to focus on what you enjoy value most.

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Finding Time to Make the Money You Want

Is life leaving you feeling less than refreshed? The stress of trying to get everything done is the #1 issue Deanna hears from coaching clients and the Refreshed Moms community. How do we carve out time so that we can approach our daily and weekly routines with confidence and clarity?

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Are You Over-functioning in Your Life and Business?

When you’re a mom, life can run you ragged if you let it. If you’re like every mompreneur I know, you’re probably overfunctioning. Figuring out what your capacity is means establishing how much room is in your life to make time for your business, your family, and your overall well being.  Join me as I dig deeper to identify four specific areas of capacity in order to determine what our threshold is for each.



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How To Create A Simple Weekly Workflow

One of the biggest errors we make when entering into entrepreneurship is failure to accurately calculate the cost of running and supporting our business. One of the things I often say is, “If they’ve never tried to do this with children playing LEGOS under their desk, then we’re not on the same playing field.”

Moms building a business with kiddos still living in the home is not a small feat. We gotta respect the season ladies. So figuring out how to flow and align ourselves with the our life and home rhythms is KEY. It’s vital in order to make this thing work.



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How to Create Work Boundaries With Your Kids

If you’re a mom that works from home while your children are present, then you are extremely familiar with the juggling act that accompanies any effort to get your tasks done in a reasonable amount of time.

As much as we try to pull our husbands in to help direct kid traffic (“Honey, PLEASE keep the kids out of my office for just one hour… I’m begging you!”), our crafty little cubs know how to stealthily bypass daddy radar with the skills of an escape room artist - they still find their way to us no matter what.

In this FB LIVE conversation, I connect with Vanessa Wright of @wrightathomeschool to talk about some of our struggles and successes creating work boundaries with our children.

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My 2018 Favorite Self-Care Things!

As we dive deeper into the work of self-care and living a life of refreshment, we journey to new things to grab, try on and insert into our care rhythms and routines.

Every year I keep a running list of the gems I stumble across that made a big impact on how I take care of myself, and this time I brought Kelly along for the ride!

In Episode #17 of The Refreshed Life Show, we’re sharing some of our favorite self-care items, books, clothing, and other fun things that made our favorites list for 2018!

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5 Ways to Stop Doing Too Much

There are signs and red flags 🚩 flapping everywhere before we hit that brick wall, yet something inside of us wants to just try to suck it up and push through it - it being the overwhelm and exhaustion.

Oh my goodness. The madness must stop. I promise you I wanna make t-shirts that say “Burn out is NOT an option.” Cause it’s not.

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I'm Dreaming of a White-SPACE Christmas

Anybody else out there want to approach the holiday season with a lot less busy and a lot more slow down?

This season, for me, is always a time to reflect on the past year, reset for another 12 months, and REST.

But all too often, if not careful, I’ll quickly replace the time I desire to dedicate to a slower pace with hustle, bustle, and vain activities that steal my available margin for the things that matter a bit more.

You can achieve a white space Christmas.

The key here, however is knowing yourself & your family well enough to know: what gives joy, what brings stress, and what your limits are.

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Creating Your Own Self-Care Toolbox

When we identify our self-care go to’s, figuring out what things actually work for us when we are trying to create boundaries around our priorities as well as rest and refresh consistently and rhythmically - creating a comfortable and manageable cadence with our normal life demands - we become equipped to keep exhaustion and overwhelm to a minimum.

It doesn’t take a lot to build your very own self-care arsenal. Maybe you’ll pick up some ideas as you listen to to our chat.

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4 Things to Focus On in Your New Business

Have you ever spent a few hours working - seemingly hard - and when you were finished, you didn’t really know what you’d accomplished?

Or, have you ever felt a bit scattered in your thinking when trying to figure out what you should be working on in the first place?

In this blog, I want spend some time helping you:

  • Identify the priorities for your business

  • Outline tasks to support those priorities

  • Create a measurable plan that you can execute week after week in order to move your business forward.

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