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Springtime 

Hope Springs Eternal

In these challenging times, it's easier to get sucked into panic and uncertainty. As someone who weathered the 2008 recession with devastating losses that left me financially, emotionally and physically depleted, I know how easy it is to be swept up in the uncertainty of life.
 
If you listen to the news, you may instantly hyperventilate.
Breathing is essential in times like these so….
Breathe.
 
If the world right now seems upside down, stand on your head if you have to and look right side up. No... I don’t have the answers to the situations that many are facing right now. However, I do know this...with energy shifting to the negative it is a must that you stay strong mentally. 
This too shall pass.
 

Working From Home ~  The New Normal

Six years ago, I was presented a corporate workshop titled "Working Remotely From Home". At the time, it was deemed as a new phenomenon and now it's our new normal. The truth is, the realities that many of us face working from home can seem daunting. With online schooling, Zoom meetings, and trying to maintain personal relationships all at the same time, this came be overwhelming.
 
Work - Life Balance Dilemma
  • Work is always there ~ Absence of traditional boundaries between work and personal life.
  • Feeling there is a greater need to prove yourselves by putting in longer hours and being available beyond other people’s expectations.

7  Proactive Work From Home Tips 
  1. Create a to-do list the night before of  the top 5 things to get done the next day.
  2. Declutter your work space ~ If you're using a dining room table, home office space, a desk in the corner or even your bedroom, keep the space clear - It will enhance your productivity.
  3. Get Dressed - You wouldn't roll into the office in your pajamas so don't do it now. Simply the act of being dressed will  jump start your day. (no need for professional work attire, just be neat and presentable).
  4. Reflect a professional setting in your remote office. This is important especially if you are doing a lot of video conferencing. People are naturally curious and will get distracted with "stuff" that seems out of place for work.
  5. Maintain a consistent schedule and routine.
  6. Leave the “office” at the end of the day. The office shuts down at the end of the day and so should you.
  7. Be Fluid and Flexible - A lot of meetings now are called on the fly so be ready (which is why tip 3 is important). WiFi may be spotty, some coworkers may not be as familiar with technology. So don't get stressed just be flexible.

 

Coming Soon

Stay tuned...my new children's book will debut this summer!  I am so proud of this story that explores identity, feelings and self worth.
"The Tale of the Black Unicorn"
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 Spreading Magical Joy

One of the charities I support is Janet's Bookworms. This organization pairs volunteers with 2nd graders. We become a book buddy, writing them a letter and sending them a book several times a year. Schools in Massachusetts are shut down for the rest of the year, so Janet's Bookworms purchased the Magical Day Activity Books for the class. 

Mentor Magic

Now more than ever, people are clamoring to get their stories out in the world. Do you need help with your book? I have a solution. Connect with me sandra@sandraelainescott.com 
to find out more.



Magical Connections

One of the unexpected blessings that happened during this time of the stay at home advisory is reconnecting with people who have meant a lot to me. Friends that I haven't heard from in years reached out to me on Facebook. I found a note written by a lady I met in the 90s who I tracked down and had the most delightful conversation. She reminded me of so many things I had forgotten. I also was in touch with a former professor who taught Speech Communications. She's retired, but through the power of the internet I found her. It was a joy to talk to her. I urge you to create your own magical connections as this is a perfect time to reach out.


 




 


Have a Magical Joy Filled Day!
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