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00:03:23 Kelley Jabr: Bathroom break!
00:04:35 Debbie Duncan: Hi. I am finishing my dinner 🙂
00:20:52 Kait Edwards: Can you share how that translated to your multi-tasking/taking on too much at work?
00:22:42 Kait Edwards: Another Q — was it uncomfortable to make those changes (ex: closing the computer at 5, not checking email all the time), and if it was how did you get through the discomfort? Did it start to become less uncomfortable with more practice?
00:23:07 Kelley Jabr: That’s exactly what I was about to ask
00:26:51 Kait Edwards: I’ve read it 🙂
00:28:42 Belma McCaffrey: Here’s the timer: https://pomofocus.io/
00:30:05 Dana Wakeley: Love this idea
00:30:05 Kait Edwards: I have a LOT of meetings every day with very few blocks in between to work, and it’s so hard to focus in those quick blocks. Going to look into this.
00:31:17 Belma McCaffrey: I understand that Kait! It’s challenging to do deeper work / be productive when there’s back to back meetings. I’ve found scheduling “deep work” is really helpful.
00:31:51 Belma McCaffrey: Such a good question!!!!
00:33:01 Kait Edwards: I have a note to myself on my desk that says something like “You’re not always going to feel like you’re doing your best. You will probably feel uncomfortable holding your boundaries.” But it’s so hard!
00:33:42 Belma McCaffrey: Here’s a class in the mindset section to help you with acknowledging where you are and how you’re feeling: https://workbigger.co/curriculum/acknowledge-where-you-are/
00:34:08 Kelley Jabr: Do you have any tips for identifying that most important thing that needs to get done, when it might not be very obvious? Do you just pick one? lol
00:34:59 Kait Edwards: Part 2 to that… I think I need to know… does the discomfort of “dropping” so much off your list go away at some point
00:35:15 Kait Edwards: Because IT IS SO UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME!
00:35:55 Belma McCaffrey: Kait and everyone – on the discomfort, here’s a prompt to help you with that: When was a time I did something that felt really uncomfortable and I got through it?
00:40:21 Dana Wakeley: Came across an interactive version of the Eisenhower Decision Matrix if helpful to anyone. https://articulate-heroes-authoring.s3.amazonaws.com/Sarah/Personalized+Decision+Matrix/story.html
00:40:50 Kait Edwards: That’s amazing
00:40:57 Belma McCaffrey: Wow, thanks Dana!!!
00:41:15 Kelley Jabr: Nice find, Dana! Thanks for sharing that
00:45:11 ada chen: Congrats Kristin!!
00:45:39 Alex Wang: Congrats Kristin!! That’s great!
00:45:47 Daniela Ordonez Delgado: Congratulations!
00:46:08 Kelley Jabr: How long was the process, from hitting that critical pivotal moment and making your first change, to getting to a point where it felt more natural and you felt like your everyday was more satisfying and impactful? (I know this might be different for everyone, but I’m curious about your experience.)
00:50:38 Belma McCaffrey: Here is the habits class too: https://workbigger.co/curriculum/9-build-new-habits/
00:50:58 Belma McCaffrey: Also Kelley – changing habits is really hard, but building a new habit is easier!
00:51:33 Belma McCaffrey: So focusing on building a new habit is easier than working on changing an old one 💛
00:51:54 Dana Wakeley: I hear you on that. It always blows my mind how powerful our mind is and the mind-body connection
00:52:19 Jennifer Janes: I agree. Stress is so damaging!!
00:53:26 Kait Edwards: I feel like that’s a good future book anecdote! The Vitamin
00:53:36 Kelley Jabr: Haha yeah!
00:53:44 Daniela Ordonez Delgado: Your story is so inspiring
00:54:32 Aleta Williams: I have discovered that stress/anxiety makes my blood pressure go up.
00:55:14 Kelley Jabr: I LOVE THAT! So true. Belma is magical. 🙂
00:55:34 Belma McCaffrey: 😭💛
00:55:52 Belma McCaffrey: Here is something to support you all with anxiety: https://3wz78pakthm2jz8gd1wgousu-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Working-Through-Anxiety.pdf
00:59:33 Kait Edwards: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written out the “what I want my days to look like” and then said: OKAY GO 100% STARTING TOMORROW!
00:59:47 Kait Edwards: And it never works. So I love the one thing. (The Vitamin)
00:59:56 Belma McCaffrey: Yes less is more!!
01:01:19 Jennifer Janes: Thank you so much! That was helpful!
01:01:32 Kait Edwards: Thanks so much for sharing! This all resonates so much for me
01:02:15 Aleta Williams: Thanks Kristin. This came at a good time for me. I am encouraged to do the work.
01:02:25 Debbie Duncan: Thank you! Really helpful!
01:02:30 Elizabeth Evans: This conversation has been so helpful— pragmatic ways to approach tough mindset issues! Thank you
01:03:11 Krystle Reniguntala: This was great, thanks everyone!
01:03:24 Kelley Jabr: Thank you so much! This was wonderful!
01:03:42 Dana Wakeley: Thank you! <3