Getting Organized: Creating Mental Space (Regional 2021)
- Planning time is never wasted time
- Systematize and automate
- Almost everything can be negotiated and renegotiated
- Box breathing – Medical News
- Headspace (Android & Iphone)
- Calm (Android & Iphone)
- 20 minutes outside – Humans Outside (Amy Bushatz)
- 5 senses (touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing) – An oil diffuser can be great for helping to create mental space. I like blends like Mental, Peace and Harmony, or clear the air for different parts of my house. Quality of light is something I value! – Try a happy light if you live in a place where the winter is darker.
- Mindfulness & Selftalk – This intro video is great for both kids and adults.
- Love me book – This can be incredibly useful for the active duty members but it can be useful for civilian contexts – both personal and professional
- InDependent Wellness Summit– March 1-6, 2021 – InDependent is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving military and first responder spouses.
- Brain Dump/Mindsweep: Download Brain Dump Trigger List – Personal List & Professional List. – use this to help you get things out of your head!
- 50 Best Practices to an Engaged Life – some simple but profound suggestions for creating a life of meaning and purpose.
- Weekly Review/Check-in: Download
- Therapy/Counselling. Military One Source; MFLC on military bases; Lifegiver Clinicians Directory.
Things App (by Cultured Code). This is only available on apple/Mac /Apple Watch.
Things helps you plan your day, manage your projects, and make real progress toward your goals. This is my operations Centre on a daily basis. I can send myself tasks from my email, but I use it most to manage my day to day work (personal and professional). This is where my next actions and my projects live.
The best app for shopping lists! Can categorize by store name (great for delegating too). Can be integrated with Alexa or Siri. The paid version allows for menu planning and shopping from your own recipes. Free app is so helpful, but the paid app will change the game!
The Tripit app is how I keep travel of all the moving pieces of all the trips and travel plans. By forwarding confirmation emails (transportation, lodging, activities) it collates trip plans and creates a personalized itinerary that is shareable. It notifies you of delays faster than the airlines themselves do. It also reminds you a couple of minutes before checkin is available helping you stay ahead of the game if timely check-in is important.
Zapier – a tool that integrates different apps (sending information automatically from one to another)
Outlook shared calendars – this is essential for a busy life (we each have a family calendar shared with the others so we can see at a glance – saves ALOT of back and forth). Here is a guide to creating a shared calendar.
Hazel – an application for Mac computers that allows for files to be automatically moved. It’s a personal housekeeper for your digital life.
Books (Audio & Physical)
Making the Most of the Detours (Regional 2020)
Some resources for your exploration!
Guide to Advocacy: A Practical Step-by-Step Course to Advocating for Yourself and Your Family
Guide to Advocacy course! Use code MSOY for FREE entry into this course (normally priced at $39.99)!
Making the Most of the Detours: Personal Branding Worksheet
Whether you call it “mind the gap” or “making the most of the detours,” this worksheet is all about developing your personal brand. Making the most of the detours!
Military Specific Intellectual Property Resources
These resources were put together for the Military Influencer Conference, but they are helpful for businesses and organizations interesting in using military branch, logo, and seals.
Behind the Scenes of a TEDx talk
Want to know what giving a TED talk is like? and some tips on doing one of your own. Check out this article