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Mindful Productivity Podcast

Mindful Productivity is intention and awareness of your current mental state, energy capacity, and external demands that help you better manage how you take action in the present moment to get things done sustainably. Sarah Steckler is here to help you create a more mindful and productive life and business. The Mindful Productivity Podcast is your go-to resource to learn and incorporate practical applications of mindfulness and productivity into your daily routine. Design a fulfilling life & business you love as we dive into topics surrounding mindful living, habits, productivity skills, business organization, entrepreneurial mindset, and goal execution with life lessons along the way.

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042 | 4 Ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Communication Skills & Stop Wasting Time

Truth is we all do things that waste time. Our time, other people's time, and vital time spent on projects, deadlines, and even things we do for fun.   Mindfulness reminds us to be in the moment, to trust in the process and the flow of our work, but if we're not also mindful of the ways in which we are unintentionally sabotaging our time, it can lead to burnout, extended deadlines, and poor time management.   Today's episode is going to involve a bit of tough love. Stay tuned to hear about the things I do that help me keep solid boundaries in both professional and personal communication, tips for staying on task, and ways to increase your interpersonal communication skills. Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

28mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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001: Starting From Where You Are

No matter what your current goal or situation is, you have to start from the very moment you're in. In today's episode, I share one of the core foundations of mindfulness along with how to bring acceptance and agency into your beginning action steps. Visit the Blog:https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.comSupport the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

29mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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057 | The 4-Step Process to Map Out Your Day for Optimum Productivity

To-do lists get too long, we don't know where to start, we fall into decision-fatigue and major overwhelm, and this all happens before we even get started on our day! No wonder it can feel so hard to be productive! Today I'm sharing my 4-step process that gets you to take action, declutter your mind, bring in solid mental clarity, and map out your target tasks so you actually take action on the day and your goals ahead. Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

36mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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023 | How to Use a Journal to Organize Your Life

When you have a thousand things to remember, to do, take care of, and manage, life just gets overwhelming. Using and creating a system to organize my journal to help me better manage my time, reduce my stress, and opened up an entirely new world of creativity. Today I'm sharing my biggest tips and strategies for how you can use a journal to organize your own life. Get ready, you're going to want to take notes! Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog ourse Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

26mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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077 | 4 Simple Strategies to Revamp Your Mornings

Getting a jump start on the day feels pretty good. When you're headed out the door (or to your desk in the next room) and you're rooted in confidence because you've already done things to take care of yourself, the day just feels better. More often than not, however, we can find ourselves in a rut or in a loop that can feel hard to break free from. Our sleep gets compromised, our bedtime creeps later and later into the night, we start skipping a morning practice to get out the door faster, we've all been there. Today I want to share 4 simple strategies you can use to revamp your morning and start to feel "on track" again. Get even more content, strategies, and support in living a Mindfully Productive Life by becoming a Premium Podcast Member. Each month you'll have exclusive access to bonus episodes and more! Sign up by heading to https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/premium Learn more about journals, planners, courses, and printables by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.comSupport the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

17mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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092: Using a Daily Priority Sheet to Simplify Your Days

Today I'm sharing one of my FAVORITE productivity strategies with you! Using a Daily Priority Sheet is a fantastic way to get more done, build self-awareness around your tasks, and fine-tune your focus in BIG ways! Today you'll learn: What a Daily Priority Sheet is and how to use them to your advantage Complete step-by-step ways to use them and ideas to take it to the next level The importance of choosing 3 top daily priorities and how long they should take you to accomplish Ideas for color-coding your day The importance of tracking what you did over what you have to do Ways to use a daily intention/mantra Download your free Daily Priority sheet by going to http://mindfulproductivityblog.com/podcasts-by-episode/92 Join the waitlist for the next round of Publish with Purpose and learn how to self-publish your own journal or planner on Amazon in 60 days or less! https://mindfulproductivity.lpages.co/2020-publish-with-purpose-waitlist/ Learn more about working with me 1:1 as your coach! https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/lifecoachingSupport the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

26mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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095: Strategies to Get Stuff Done & Organize Your Mind with Wendy Neal

Ready to strategize the way you get things done and organize your mind? Wendy Neal of Wendy Neal Design joins the podcast this week to walk us through her new Organize Your Mind Planner that combines the best productivity strategies into one amazing journal!   Tune in to learn:   ✅ How Wendy went from Health Coach to Web Designer & Business Strategist   ✅ Why bullet journaling just wasn’t cutting it and what she does instead   ✅ The productivity strategies she used to design the Organize Your Mind Planner and how it helps you organize your mind and get the right things done   ✅ A breakdown of the popular GTD productivity strategy and how you can use it in your everyday life   ✅ Ways to manage your mental energy level and avoid mini burnouts as a creative   Find the show notes, the planner, and get on the waitlist for Publish with Purpose by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

26mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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081 | Simple Life Lessons That Are True Game-Changers

More often than not we need regular reminders to come home to ourselves, to touch base on our most basic of needs so we can truly thrive, be more productive, and prevent burnout. In this episode, we'll explore 5 simple life lessons that truly do change the game when it comes to your wellbeing. It might be just the nudge you need to make yourself the priority again. Check out the Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book for additional structure to make the most of your days. Complete with brain dump templates and a daily productivity sheet to help you map out and make the most of your priority tasks.  Find more resources, show notes, printables, courses, and more by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.comSupport the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

18mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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084 | What is it going to take for you to take control of your life?

On the podcast this week I’m sharing a clip from a recent Instagram Live I did for Real Talk Wednesdays. During this live I shared my experience gaining weight over the past few years, the habits (and lack of habits) that led me to where I am and the mindset shift that’s allowed me to start making changes and take control my health. There is swearing, there is inspiration, this is real talk. I touch on: How I’m moving away from a victim mentality The habits that I stopped being consistent with that led to my weight gain What’s been clicking with my awareness and mentality that’s allowed me to take control and feel mega empowered The difference between KNOWING something and embodying something How no one owes you anything How YOU are the only one responsible for your own happiness and healing and how this can change everything The mindset shift that can give you a LOT more mental energy Find more resources including the Mindful Productivity Planner by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

17mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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041 | Fuel Your Success with Your Introversion with Thea Orozco

Thea Orozco is a mindset and marketing coach for introverted business owners. Through her business, Introvertology, she uses her training as a life coach, and her decade worth of experience with social media marketing, to help her fellow introverts grow profitable and impactful businesses that fit their personality. In this episode, we'll explore: The myth of introverts and shyness What it means to be introverted The perception of alone time and how it affects our wellbeing Why you don't need to be an extrovert to be a successful business owner Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

25mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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032 | How to Turn a Bad Mood Into a Great Day & Get Unstuck with Katherine Koroll

Creating awareness in your life can change everything. Katherine Koroll joins me today where we talk about: The steps Katherine takes to improve a "bad" day How stepping into a willingness mindset can boost your consistency How to shift away from the ego with the power of curiosity  Learn more about Katherine at https://www.katherinekoroll.com/ Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

45mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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85 | 5 Quick Ways to Build Momentum in Your Life & Biz

Ever feel like it’s TIME to create some momentum on your next project? Like always, right? There are some KEY elements to building momentum on your life and business goals and chances are you might be overlooking some of these. In this week’s episode we’ll be discussing: The importance of choosing a FOCUS project and what that looks like How I created massive momentum recently in my business that led to a new successful program launch The mistake we all make by putting too much energy into the wrong data points and what to measure instead The key to creating motivation from action Find more resources including the Mindful Productivity Planner, the Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book, along with courses and coaching by heading to MindfulProductivityBlog.com Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

29mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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088 | 3 Steps I Use to Stay Consistent & Organized as a Content Creator

Today I'm walking you through some of the pillar steps I use to stay organized and consistent with content creation! Keep listening if you want to leave with 3 actionable ways you can start to organize your creative brain, manage the flow of information into your mind, and the importance of checking in on the pulse of your creative process. Keep listening to hear: The creative way I'm recording my newest course Why brain dumps are a non-negotiable for me Why writing things down helps our brains (it's not what you think) How to set yourself up for breathing better "creative air" A behind the scenes look inside my newest program, Organize Your Overwhelm!  Enroll in Organize Your Overwhelm: https://mindfulproductivity.lpages.co/organize-your-overwhelm/ Find more resources including the Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/ Come say HI on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindfulproductivityblog/Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

28mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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104: Planner Addiction Solutions to Keep Your Journals Focused & Purposeful

Do you find that you have too many paper planners and journals? Do you keep buying more of them? Do you feel like you can't stay consistent with them? Do you often wonder what you're going to do with the never-ending pile of stickers that you keep buying? Listen, I, too, suffer from planner addiction and in this week's episode, I'm going to share what I'm doing with all of them and how you too can create focus with your journals.  Find more resources over at https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/ Get on the Waitlist for The Creative Hive, a Virtual Co-Working Community for Creative Entrepreneurs https://creativehivemind.com/Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

33mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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072 | 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Just Don't Want to Do the Thing

So I hear there's a thing you don't want to do that you need to do. It's never fun. But in today's episode, I'm sharing 5 powerful questions you can ask yourself that just might help you do the thing sooner than you would otherwise.  In this episode I'll share: How to think about motivation that will give you the ability to take action without it 3 common signs and symptoms of why you might be feeling this way 5 questions to ask yourself that will shift the dynamic and narrative you have going on in your mind Find more resources, printables, and journals by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

21mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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025 | From Stuck to Shift: How to Get Yourself Out of a Mental Funk

Feeling stuck in a current situation? Keep listening to learn: The very process I use to identify when I'm mentally stuck (sometimes the first step is as easy as that) What you need to identify before anything else A process you can use to see your mental blindspots The most important aspect of getting "unstuck" An example of how I've used this in my own life recently Visit the Blog: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com Subscribe to the Mindful Productivity Podcast: ️iTunes Spotify GooglePlay Stitcher Come say Hi online! ️ Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  Resources & Products: Mindful Productivity Planner Daily Productivity & Brain Dump Book Dot Grid Journals 100 Life Challenges Productive Note Taking Finding Your Way Guided Journal Podcast Notes Journal Self-Care Reboot Course Read the Blog Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

34mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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003: How to Establish Clear Personal Boundaries for Mindful Relationships and Time Management

In this episode, I’ll be sharing the various stages of relationships and friendships, how what we share and our expectations around those things can impact our energy levels, questions to ask yourself as you build new friendships and how to avoid something I call boundary reactivity. I’ll also walk you through the importance of setting solid and foundational personal boundaries and how doing so can boost the effectiveness of your time management.Visit the Blog:https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.comSupport the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

39mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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094: 4 Things I Do at the End of Every Year for Self-Reflection

Do you have a practice to slow down at the end of the year before you transition into the next one? Over the past few years I've done 4 things consistently and today I'm sharing all of them with you in detail. Stay tuned to learn more about: The new tradition my husband and I have started for New Years Eve Ways that I use my journals throughout the year to memory keep and keep track of my life progress The questions and prompts I ask myself at the end of every year to reflect back  The resource from another creative I download every single year Find more resources by visiting https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/ Learn more about my Organize Your Overwhelm: mindfulproductivityblog.com/oyo Energy Driver & Habit Tracker Spreadsheet: https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/energy Self-Publish your Journal on Amazon in 60 Days or Less inside Publish with Purpose: https://mindfulproductivity.lpages.co/2020-publish-with-purpose-waitlist/ Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

29mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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093: Guiding Yourself through Overwhelm & Toward Mental Wellness with Tarah Ude

Have you ever left a therapy session wondering what to do next or in between sessions? My guest this week creates resources just for you! Tarah Ude is the creator of the Inspajournal website where she shares mental health resources so you can do the work beyond talk therapy and come back to yourself through powerful healing and self-reflection. Tarah is the author of The Overwhelmed Guide, a wellness resource to help you overcome overwhelm and identify key markers so you can avoid burnout and make time for yourself and what matters most.   Stay tuned to hear: How to make mental health work fun, creative, doable, and practical  The main pillars of mental health work and what Tarah has learned through her own journey through journaling  How to identify and manage overwhelm before it turns into burnout  How to get started with a journaling practice for mental wellness if you're new to the concept Find more resources and get on the waitlist for the next round of Publish with Purpose to learn how to self-publish your own journal or planner in 60 days or less by heading to https://www.mindfulproductivityblog.com/ Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

32mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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070 | 5 Productivity Skills Most People Fail to Utilize

What's the difference between people who come up with ideas and DO the thing and people who.... don't? I've narrowed it down to the top 5 productivity skills that most people fail to utilize. You might feel called out today and if so I'll have done my job ;) Find all the mindful productivity resources you need including journals, planners, and more by visiting MindfulProductivityBlog.com Find awesome, high-quality music by checking out MindfulProductivityBlog.com/soundstripe and using code: SARAH to get 10% off your subscription to my favorite royalty free music source. *The above text may contain affiliate links. This means that I'll get a kickback if you decide to make a purchase after clicking on a link I've provided at no additional cost to you.Support the show (https://mp.vipmembervault.com/products)

33mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #20