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Silver linings department: we all have more time now as we shelter in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Some of us are baking bread or gardening or doing living room yoga retreats. My sister is organizing her art studio, a task that always felt too daunting and time consuming until now.

If that sounds like you, why not use some of this time do get that organizing project off your list?

You may want to reclaim the guest room so family members can spread out in the house more. You may want to create more space for crafting or other at-home activities you’re doing more of. Those are great reasons to declutter and organize.

Note that if taking on a project like this makes you feel more stressed, don’t do it! For many folks, having a regular activity is a welcome distraction. It’ll still be work, so be sure it’s right for you at this time.

I offer two coaching programs, one emphasizes video meetings and the other is more email oriented. Read about Remote Clutter Coaching here, and about Productivity Coaching here.

I am currently revamping my bookstore to offer my books in paper and digital form. Coming soon! In the meantime, feel free to visit. I have three books and an audio program to help you get organized and declutter on your own.

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Podcast 143: Tips from work-at-home veterans

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In this podcast I talk to two women, Melissa Kirk and Mimi Heft, who normally work at home to get some tips for the rest of us who are suddenly now doing that.

We discussed the common advice; set up a dedicated work space, work regular hours, get out of you pajamas, resist sleeping in, create productive routines and set boundaries with family and friends so they don’t disturb you when you’re working. That last one is important because people tend to assume that if you work from home, you’re free to chat or visit anytime.

I was curious about whether working at home had changed for them since so many people who aren’t used to it are doing it with varying degrees of success. We also talked about dealing with the stress of the coronavirus situation and how we should go easy on ourselves.

You can see the video version here.

Podcast 142: Divergent thinking with Ryan Rawson

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Ryan Rawson, a self described divergent thinker, who is now working at home due to our current pandemic. We talked about the difficulties of divergent thinking and also the benefits of it, and how that’s affected his ability to work effectively at home.

He describes this kind of thinking as being concrete rather than abstract, meaning that he often notices and looks for important details that others discount or don’t see. We also got into what kind of hacks he’s come up with to cope with living in a mostly convergent thinking world.

You can watch the video version here.