How I keep an effective to do list

Keeping track of your tasks likely either makes you feel completely overwhelmed and anxious, or totally productive and on it, or a combination of both. If you’re the former, it may be that you just have a bad system (or a serious lack of focus). Either way, hopefully this article can help you get your to do list back under control and make you feel like a boss killing it every day.

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Mindful Entrepreneurship

Ways & Meaning is a website designed for mindful entrepreneurs. But what does that mean anyway? And why does it matter? Well let me tell you, mindful entrepreneurship is the act of being intentional about following your dreams. This article is the ultimate guide to understanding this definition, the characteristics of what makes a mindful entrepreneur and the benefits of choosing this path for your business or venture.

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Lightening the mental load that holds women back

BCG, the consulting firm, recently surveyed it’s employees across the globe to get a better perspective of how raising children, and taking care of the home in general, disproportionately affects women. There results were similar to what others have found in that, even when men help, they’re doing the easily outsourced tasks, leaving the ‘management’ of home and kids to women…thus inflicting a larger ‘mental load’ for women to carry. They offer some recommendations for companies and families to help alleviate some of the burden on working women. The good news…younger men seem eager to play by these new rules and are making significant progress for the next generation.

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Kondo kids

Jamie Glowacki, the parenting expert behind Oh Crap Potty Training, has a new podcast and one of her first episodes was right up my ally. She talks about how children suffer from decision fatigue the same way we do, often because they have too much *stuff* (toys, books, clothes, etc.) to choose from. This actually activates their nervous system in a way that can cause them chaos (read: tantrums). So Jamie leverages the #MarieKon approach and provides some really practical tips for reducing the amount of kid shit in your home and your child’s lives. In particular, I love the idea of a toy library, game changer.

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