Archive for May 2015

My 672-hour Challenge, part 4: Leisure

There’s a popular story out there that women who work, and who have young kids, have no time for themselves. This may be true for some people, but I know it’s not true for me. I’m quite good about protecting me time. I like to think this is about knowing myself, and knowing that I will go nuts if I don’t get time for my own pursuits in any given day. There are ot… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 3: Kids

There are a lot of parallels between the workplace and the family. Since January, I have had four “direct reports,” as it were, whose development I am trying to manage. Like any manager, I’m realizing that managing a team takes a lot of time, and unfortunately the management you have to do often crowds out the management you want to do. This week I’ve be… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 2: Work

Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that aren’t true. Sometimes we tell ourselves stories that are true. I think the key to creating the life one wants is figuring out which scenario describes reality, and what one intends to do about it. I’ve been dealing with this lately with work hours. One common narrative out there? “I’m overworked!” Time di… read more »

#IKnowHowSheDoesIt Twitter Chat May 27th

Join me tomorrow, May 27th, at 12 pm ET for a Twitter chat to talk about my new book, I Know How She Does It. I will be giving away book bundles and passes to the June 9 (launch day) event I’m doing with Savor the Success in NYC! In addition to sharing ideas from the book, the Twitter chat will cover: time management tracking time work-life integration how moms and d… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 1: Sleep

I love my sleep. I am a horrible person when I don’t get enough sleep. Given that I have a 4.5 month old baby whose existence sometimes precludes restful sleep, I am kind of obsessed with the topic right now. Do I sleep enough? What could I do to get better sleep? I decided to record my time for four weeks (April 20-May 17) to discover trends in my life. For my next bo… read more »