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Kim Christiansen

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Overcoming Resistance

I don't really feel like getting up to tuck in the dog. I love him but he has this annoying habit of waiting until I get all settled in, happy and content under my own blanket, fixated on the tv, and THEN he starts whining.  And whining.  And whining... Tuck…
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Preventing Burnout

Are You Exhausted?   We all have bad days. There are often times when I am tired and I don't feel like doing something. It's when I start to feel exhausted and apathetic most of the time, that's a clear sign that I need to take steps to reduce my…
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A Line in the Sand

Setting Boundaries How do I know that setting boundaries is the key to increased productivity? Because I have tested it...  A lot. In fact, I learned the value of setting boundaries the hard way when I experienced a work-related burnout in 2017. I waited for too long to ask for…
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An Invitation

I wanted to share a recent client insight about negative self-talk, in case it is helpful to someone else. In one of our coaching conversations, this client recognized a couple of limiting beliefs about her tendency for negative self-talk: She believed that her negativity (her words) was a personality or…
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The Morning Run

I am running along the sidewalk in my neighbourhood.  It is early morning and it is relatively cool.  Just a week earlier the morning temperature was 10 degrees warmer.   Fall is here, I have decided.   After taking a moment to mourn the passing of summer, I remind myself…
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The Meaning of Life

I discovered the secret to life last night. So dramatic.  😲 Ok, the secret to my life maybe. I was reading a book called "Storyworthy", by Matthew Dicks. In it, he describes his process for reflecting upon his day and picking out 'storyworthy' moments. As I tried this last night,…
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Your Productivity Strategy

To improve productivity, we simply focus on increasing value-add activities and eliminating non value-add activities. Very simple in theory; however, a bit more challenging in practice.   Time Journal If you've ever felt like you want to become more productive but you're not sure where to start, then the first…
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The Real Reason You Are Overwhelmed

We think that our growing To Do list causes us to feel overwhelmed.  Interestingly when we feel overwhelmed, our natural tendency is to avoid doing anything at all. It's a funny little glitch in human behaviour that the feeling of overwhelm... ...causes us to avoid tasks... ...which then causes the To…
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Are Your Habits Serving You?

How did you start your day this morning?  Was it similar to how you started your day yesterday?  Over the past month?  The past year? While many of the choices we make may feel like the products of well-considered decision making, they are often the result of our habits. "We…
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The Hidden Costs of Clutter

Save Time, Energy, and Money Through Decluttering What are the costs of clutter?   You might be surprised by how much your clutter is actually costing you in terms of the drain it places on your time, energy, and money. Time Whether it is improperly stored information, tools, or items, studies…