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Why I Am Trying to Be Less Productive

Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

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Have you ever got a tension headache because you were too productive?  Me too. These days, it can be hard to put on the brakes. After one too many headaches this year, I did something about it, and I want to share it with you. By doing this little productivity trick, you can say goodbye to those overfunctioning stress headaches. You will also be pleasantly surprised by how simple it is.

Over the past two years, it’s been harder to get going which also means it can be harder to stop once I do get going. If you want to find some good enough balance in your work life, you came to the right place.

Here’s what we’re getting into:

  • Why it is important to get ahead of overfunctioning
  • What I do to ensure that Fridays and Mondays are extra stressfree
  • Why teaching can’t be a marathon anymore 

If you have ever had a stress headache from all the work you’re doing and want to still get things done but not overfunction, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s do it!


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We are so much more than “just teachers.” Joel is a personal development mastermind, self-care guru, push up machine, skilled ballet dancer, and Kombucha connoisseur. I’m a systems-minded queen, Excel nerd, aspiring handstand professional, travel enthusiast, and a cat mama. 

“Teacher” is just one of our many hats, and I bet you have a few more hats too!

Joel and I want to show you how to get a solid grip on your teaching gig, so you can give your best energy to whatever matters most to you.

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