To celebrate the coming launch of Your Turn: Careers, Kids and Comebacks–A Working Mother’s Guide, we’ve launched a 10-week summer bootcamp series to help get you closer to what’s next.

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WEEK THREE: DECLUTTER MIND AND SPACE

This week we’re focused on decluttering space and mind — getting rid of baggage, both literal and metaphorical — as a means to move forward. 

 

+ THREE TASKS

1. CLEAN OUT YOUR PHYSICAL SPACE

Organizational coach Laurie Palau offers a six-week, room-by-room clean out strategy that includes pointers on getting other family members to do their share. We love it. Get started >>

 

2. LET GO OF NEGATIVE THOUGHTS THAT AFFECT CONFIDENCE
  • Practice forgetting as a strategy for succeeding.  It’s easy to let old, negative thoughts cloud your thinking and prevent you from acting on ideas or thoughts. “It’s as if I am carrying around a 20-ton suitcase of unforgettable moments that weigh me down, keep me exhausted and block my ability to focus on the present moment.” To move on, you have to forget, a lesson Johanna Beyer learned listening to her son’s baseball coach.

 

  • Ditch the working mother guilt. Who will pick up the kids? Will they be upset that I’m not at the Halloween costume parade? Questions like these may haunt you, but Lauren Smith Brody, author of The Fifth Trimester, offers helpful context and research to support the benefits of and strengths that come from working. And professional organizer and time management coach Julie Morgenstern, author of Time to Parent, offers a life-changing framework for letting go of the mom guilt around working by answering the question around how much time kids need to feel loved and secured. Learn more >>

 

3. TACKLE YOUR “TO DO” LIST

Sometimes making headway on small things has a bigger effect of building momentum and moving things forward. Crossing things off a list feels great and also helps eliminate some of the “to do’s” that loom over us and lead to procrastination.

 

+ THREE READS

10 Things Happy Moms Do Differently

4 Tips to a Personal Day without Guilt

How Organization Can Equal Freedom 

 

+ WORKSHOPS

Eliminate self-limiting beliefs that deplete your energy. Take advantage of two workshops led by career coaches that will teach you how to identify these negative thoughts and what triggers them, and learn how to stop them in their tracks. Meet your old “mean old Nonnie.”

Watch: Out with Doubt, In with Success — led by Life and Career Coach Rosie Guagliardo

Watch: Silencing Your Inner Critic — hosted by Life and Career Coach Johanna Beyer

 

+ GET THE FULL SERIES

Week One: Reconnect with Your Professional Self

Week Two: Getting Clear

Week Three: Declutter

 

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