If you’re new to my community, a warm welcome to you! I’m so happy you’ve decided to join us!
It’s looking a little overcast here in Central Ontario, but that may just be because I’m up and working earlier than normal this morning. There’s lots to do, and I’m going to be on a couple of zoom calls this afternoon, so have to get my work all done before then.
This morning I have a trifecta of favorites for you – lettering, self-help PLR, and the beach! If you’re in a hurry, you can scroll past today’s article to get to the goodies. But I hope you don’t, because I really think this is an important topic for those of us who sit at our computers all day…
Today’s Read: Do You Schedule Your Breaks?
Here’s some food for thought…
Did you know when you create too many things to do, you end up getting less done? Did you know scheduling more breaks makes you more productive too?
Research shows that giving yourself time to do nothing and unwind simply allows you to get your work done faster. In other words, scheduling breaks into your workday is crucial for success and highly productive to your business.
Not only that, but breaks also provide many other benefits, including:
They prevent burnout and ensure high productivity.
They reduce stress and support creativity.
They make it easier to put out quality and innovative work.
They improve your mental health and happiness.
They help creates proper work-life balance and a profitable business.
That’s a lot to put on a lowly 15-minute break from your desk!
But here’s the thing I’ve found… If you don’t schedule your breaks, you won’t take them!
I know for myself, when I get going on something I completely forget to take a break. I can sit for hours if I’m working on a design or building out a website. It’s gotten so bad for me that I don’t even feel the buzz on my fitbit that tells me when I’m supposed to get up and move around.
If you don’t add breaks to your schedule, you won’t take them, and it will only negatively affect your business plan.
Here are a few tips to help when scheduling your breaks:
Tip #1 – Schedule Short 5 to 15 Minute Breaks – Give yourself a short break every 75 to 90 minutes, and don’t permit yourself to schedule over it.
Tip #2 – Use Your Microbreaks Wisely – Completely step away from your work during your breaks. Don’t use this time for anything but give your brain and body the time it needs to relax and recharge.
Tip #3 – Stick to The Scheduled Time – Don’t book job tasks over your scheduled breaks, and don’t let your breaks run overtime either. Stick to it and use this time for you only, and don’t feel guilty for it either.
Tip #4 – Taking Care of Yourself Also Takes Care of Your Business – There’s that self-care thing again! If you always feel bad about yourself or where you are in life, your feelings will affect your business negatively.
Tip #5 – Know the Difference Between a Distraction and a Break – They’re definitely two different things! Distractions waste your time and prevent you from achieving your goals. The point of a break is to unwind and feel refreshed and ready to get your work done.
In the end, breaks are beneficial to your productivity and success as a business as long as you actually schedule them and use them efficiently.
So tell me, what’s your favorite way to take a break? Hit reply and let me know!
And if you want to do a little more reading on the science of breaks here are a few articles for you:
The Importance of Taking Breaks (The Wellbeing Thesis)
Give Me a Break (American Psychological Association)
Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks (Edutopia.org)
And now here’s what I have in the way of goodies for you this morning…
May 24 Weekend Flash Sale Ends Tomorrow
The long weekend is over, Shaun is home from his adventures and gone back to work, and that means there’s only a couple more days to pick up the recordings from the Amember Demystified Workshop that Mel and I did in February. Use coupon code MAY24FLASH to save 50% at checkout through 11:59 pm. Eastern, tomorrow May 26.
The recordings are about 3 hours total and there are two videos:
Module 1 – Configuring Amember
Module 2 – Setting up Products and Your Affiliate Program
Check them out here, but if you bought the Deluxe Bundle in January 2021, don’t buy these. You already have access in your members are.
New Deals Today
New and Free! Community Member Stephanie Hansen has just launched her new PLR Shop and she’s got an awesome freebie for you! Grab your Southwest Daily Planner here and then use coupon code 30MAYOFF to save 30% on anything in the store through June 1.
New from Color Monthly – The Mood Coloring Planner and Journal is available starting today. Use coupon code MOOD27 to pick this 31-page planner up for only $27 through Monday, May 31.
I’ve made it one of my personal goals for this year to learn how to do lettering in Procreate. And Design Cuts is going to help out big time on that score! On Thursday and Friday this week, they’re hosting a Live Lettering Event with 6 great artists lined up to teach various ways to do lettering in Procreate. If this is something that interests you, here’s the link to the speaker lineup… and did I mention, it’s free!
Number Two in my trifecta of favorites this morning is this Anti-Aging PLR Pack from Shaun and Cally. Here’s just a little of what the package covers:
- The most important treasure in the world that most people don’t realize they have until they lose it.
- How to avoid becoming a grumpy old person as we age.
- 4 theories of aging that explain why we age.
- 5 common myths about aging plus the truth about aging.
- Are you scared of getting frail and weak as you grow older? Use the tips in Chapter 2 to stay strong as you age.
- And much more…
Pick up your copy here for under $10 through Friday, May 28.
And the final piece in my trifecta of goodies this morning is Teresa’s Lovely Seashells Journal Templates. I love anything to do with the beach and have made it my goal that I am going to live at the beach. Every time I go to the public beach, I get more motivated and determined to make that goal a reality. But I digress… Teresa’s pack includes three sizes of journals, four color schemes, digital versions, print versions, three file formats, three alternative covers in five file formats, and more. Use coupon code seashells to save $20 through Sunday, May 30.
And just because I love the beach so much, if you send me your receipt after you purchase I’ll gift you with either one of the Just Beachie Journal Templates or the Summer Sunshine Journal Templates. Just let me know which one you want when you send your receipt.
Last Day for These Deals
Today is the last day to pick up the Growth Mindset Printables Pack from Alice and Yusef at the launch price.
My Bonus is a set of digital papers and stationery that you can use for card backs, journal pages, and more. Here’s a peek at the digital papers. Everything is uploaded and waiting for you in the Bonus Links section on the Ekit Hub site.
Today is also the last day to grab this PLR pack on Resiliency: Bouncing Back after a Setback for under $10.
Ongoing Deals You Might Like
It’s Time for Alice’s Birthday Party!
Alice always puts on the best birthday party’s for herself, and we get the all the goodies! This year is no different. She’s celebrating on Thursday, May 27 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. ET and here’s what you need to know to attend:
- It’s the 49 Success Secrets Birthday Party (AMA style – you get to decide the topics by asking Alice anything you want)
- Private label rights to recordings and transcripts included, so you can share with your customers and clients.
- $412 in loot bags for all attendees…plus lots of prizes given away during the party. (Jenn and I have donated a 1-year membership to UsePLR as a prize plus I know a few other people have donated some really great prizes too!)
- Proceeds will go to Lemonade Day, an organization that supports and provides business education to budding young child entrepreneurs.
How much, you ask? Here’s the fun part of Alice’s parties…
She’s set it up so you can Pay What YOU Want! Alice wants everyone to be able to attend, so you get to choose your own price.
New Canva Templates from Faith
I love Canva Templates, and Faith has just released a new set of Ebook and Journal Page Canva Templates this week! You get 150 templates in 15 different designs that you can use to create ebooks, workbooks, journals, planners, and wall art quickly. Use coupon code EBOOKS to save $20 through Sunday, May 30.
New Self-Care PLR from Tools for Motivation with My Bonus
Justin and the team at Tools for Motivation have a new package on how to create a Self-Care System out this week. From now until end of day Friday, you can get this premium quality PLR program for a big discount (only available through this special offer link). The main offer includes 4 key sections:
1) A Premium Content Folder (Content You Can Sell) with a Full Self Care eBook, Visually enhanced eBook, Workbook, and High Quality Audiobook
2) A Lead Generation Section (Content To Build Your List With) with a Lead Magnet Report, Pre-Written emails for your autoresponder, and a Key Lesson Slide Deck,
3) A Branding Section (Content For Blogging and Online Marketing) with 10 articles about Self Care, 10 slide decks, 2 reports repurposed from the articles, and a checklist report extracted from the eBook
4) A Social Section (Content For Social Media Marketing) with 20 Tips posters (all editable), A full infographic (editable), 20 Pinterest Images, 20 Instagram Images, 20 Facebook Posts, and 30 Pre-Written Tweets
My Bonus Offer: Get your copy here, send me your receipt and I’ll send you a copy of my 30-Day Undated Self-Care Planner.
The Freebies Section
Challenge Yourself to Change Printables Pack from Ekit Hub
5 Easy Project Ideas to Grow Your Business (Free Downloads Included)
Free Succulents Coloring Pages from Carmen
Free 5-pack of Daily Routine Articles from Alice
Boost Affiliate Commissions Report from Alice (NOT PLR)
Free Decadent Desserts – Taste Test from Kitchen Bloggers
Free Journaling PLR Articles from Alice
Free Finding the Good When Things are Bad PLR Articles from Piggy Makes Bank
Blur Ombre Digital Papers from Creative Fabrica
New! Aloha Summer Font from Creative Fabrica
Creative Fabrica Freebie – Ice Cream Treats Clipart Set
New! Design Cuts Weekly Freebie – Gardening Tools Watercolor Clipart
Design Cuts Freebie – Tasty Textures Pack
Design Bundles Freebie – Watercolor Tie Dye Digital Papers
Design Bundles Freebies – Watercolor Irises
New! Design Bundles Free Design of the Week – Changes every Friday
New! Font Bundles Free Font of the Week – changes each Wednesday
Font Bundles Freebie – South Australia Handwritten Font
New! Font Bundles Freebie – Amira Script Font
New! The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Mental Health SVGs
And that’s it for me this morning! I’m off to grab breakfast and get to work. I’m feeling really excited about the day today. I just know something really good is going to happen!
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
P.S. – Get more traffic to your printables with Amy’s Easy Printable Traffic course! Use code EPTJVMAY10 to save $10 at checkout
P.P.S – Miss the last newsletter? Read it here
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