Making the most of your time, even under the most challenging circumstances: Laura Vanderkam, author & time management expert (Episode 93)

With Laura Vanderkam
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Show Notes

[Watch Episode 93 here!]

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now. Uncertainty about COVID-19 and how long we may be engaged in protective social distancing measures, not to mention heart-breaking stories of those who have lost loved ones, means our collective anxiety level is at an all time high. 

While everyone’s circumstances are different, one thing is for sure, if we are lucky enough to be able to work from home, there are challenges associated with adapting our work life into our home life. That is doubly true when kids are involved! 

That’s why time management and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam is such a terrific guest to help us sort through some of these challenges. 

Laura is the author of seven books — five on time management. I featured her book “Off the Clock” in last week’s She Said/She Said Weekly Newsletter (Please be sure to sign up for the newsletter! We include some great content to complement each week’s episode.) Laura also hosts two podcasts. My favorite is “Before Breakfast” a 5-10 minute productivity tip to start your day. Laura’s TED talk “How to gain control of your free time” has been viewed more than 8 million times. She’s a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other publications, as well as provides time management consulting to a range of clients. If that were not enough, she’s also the mother of five children ranging in age from 3-months to 12 years. 

One of the aspects I love the most about my conversation with Laura is her focus on making time meaningful and positive even under the current circumstances. I think you’ll love her great advice and perspective! 

Let me know what you think about this, or any of our episodes, as well as topics you would like to hear more about. I love getting your feedback and messages!  Please keep them coming!

Big thanks to Laura for Zoom-casting with me, and to our producer Adam Belmar for his production assistance!

Be safe and be well! xo