I’m Coining a New Phrase to Explain Why I Forget

Apr 08, 2020

And arming you with a simple trick so it won’t happen to you

“Did you make your bed this morning?” I asked as I’m getting ready to send my son off to school.

“No, Mom, it’s housekeeper day,” he replies.

“That’s tomorrow,” and as the words come out of my mouth, I start to panic just a bit. I quickly check my calendar. He’s RIGHT! I’m not prepared, and more importantly, how did I let this slide by me?

I’m chalking this up to calendar blindness. Is that a thing? Probably not, but let me explain.

Do you have recurring events in your calendar that are so routine that you glance right past them without taking notice?

I’m excited to meet up with some girlfriends today for lunch, and I know I have to put some time into my high priority projects, but I had forgotten about the housekeepers. I’m so grateful for their work and I hate feeling unprepared for them.

This is how I’m going to fix it.

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A Good Night’s Sleep Makes for a Better Tomorrow

Apr 07, 2020

But just how much is enough?

“Sleeping well won’t make you successful, but not sleeping enough will hold you back” James Clear

I earned the nickname Sleeping Beauty during the Tahoe Ragnar Trail Relay last summer. Ragnar is a long-distance team, overnight running relay that covers roughly 120 miles. Not a place you go to catch up on your sleep.

But I take my sleep very seriously, so the camping site we had set up to rest between loops was my sanctuary. I had packed a duffel bag twice my size with EVERYTHING I needed to catch some z’s (extra blankets and cushy mat included). The teasing commenced the second I pulled that behemoth out of the trunk, but I got the last laugh when they tossed and turned on their cots.

Sleep is a new buzzword in productivity, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Good riddance to burning the midnight oils to get it all done (that never seemed to work for me anyway).

Now if someone could tell us just how much sleep we need:

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