Thursday, November 12, 2015

Getting Organized Episode of The Warrior Life Podcast

Today the Getting Organized episode of The Warrior Life Podcast launched on iTunes. I was so very honored to have been invited to contribute to this podcast.

The Warrior Life Podcast was created by my friend and coach, Michelle of Michelle Rose Fit. The podcast features topics that empower you to "Overcome the Mental and Physical Battles of Life."

In this episode, I share how to get organized to support your warrior way of life and to make room for the amazing.

Listen to this and all of the podcast episodes here: Getting Organized on The Warrior Life

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jaxtastic Life Organized October Challenge 2015 - Week 2 - Organize Your Health

Welcome to week 2 of the Jaxtastic Life Organized October 2015 Challenge.

How did last week go planning for the holidays? Did you take on the challenge? Did you put your hands to your ears yelling "La, la, la....I can't hear you"? Share in the comments how it went. 

Let's get started with week #2, organizing your health. I'm going to say it again. You are going to organize your health.

Mammograms and Self-Exams
Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, ladies we will start with you. If you are "of age" have you scheduled your 2015 mammogram? Get it scheduled and get it done!

Do you regularly perform self-exams? If not, get it scheduled and DO IT !!!

How many hours of sleep do you get? Most folks will respond with "not enough." NOW is the time to actually start planning and scheduling sleep. 

Play the 15-Minute Game
Let's say that you get 5 hours of sleep each night. 
Each night, schedule your bed time for only 15 minutes earlier so you get 5 hours and 15 minutes of sleep. 
After getting 15 more minutes of sleep for one week, add 15 more minutes for the next 7 days.
Continue until you reach 8 hours.

Travel Prep
Will you be traveling for the holiday season? Prepare and organize NOW

Health Pack: Start today creating a travel "health" pack. Have these items now so that when you are on the road, and the inevitable happens, you will have your favorites on hand and that could help make your recover that much faster.

Ideas for your health pack:

  • cold/congestion products
  • pain relievers
  • digestion "assistance"
  • place holder for your regular meds
Additional items to locate and gather NOW are:
  • Your medical insurance card
  • Knowledge of your health plan's out-of-territory policies regarding urgent care and ER visits.
    • look this up so you know whether or not you need to get clearance before going to an out-of-territory urgent care.
    • ALWAYS go to the ER for an emergency!!! 
      • Never wait to call your medical group.
      • Be sure to know how soon you need to contact your medical group AFTER going to the ER.
Exercise - Schedule It!!!

Last week you scheduled all of your holiday events. Now it is time to schedule your exercise around your holiday schedule. Do it now.

You don't exercise? First, check with your doctor to see if you are healthy enough to exercise. Then schedule your exercise of choice. More importantly...DO IT!!!!

Healthy End to 2015 & Start of 2016
Organize for your health NOW so that you finish 2015 beautifully and kick off 2016 from healthy happy place.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Organized October Challenge 2015 - Week 1 - Holiday Planning & Prep

Holiday planning? Yes, holiday planning kicks off the Organized October Challenge 2015.

I know. I know. Everyone is freaking out about "how quickly October showed up" and you just aren't ready and you want to, as my friend, Sherry, playfully says, "Go in the backyard, swing on the swing and eat candy."

For this week, your focus is to get ready for the holidays. 

Calendar - Plot It!!!
Look at your 2014 schedule. Odds are, the same events will show up this year. Put all of the holiday events you can imagine in your calendar.

Time Off - Schedule it!!!
Taking time off from work this holiday season? Submit it at work do it now or you might not be able to take your days off due to others already scheduling it. 

Preparation Time - Schedule It!!!
Don't forget the prep work involved with parties, events, travel and more. Use the 2.5 rule. If you think it will take 1 hour, multiply that by 2.5 and book 2.5 hours in your schedule.

Travel - Book it!!!
If you are traveling in the next 3 months and you haven't booked your travel, DO IT NOW!!!
A few weeks ago we booked a trip and found prices high even at that time. 

BONUS CONTENT - Organized Christmas

This is an excellent resource for those who celebrate Christmas. If you think this post was early to talk about holiday planning, this Organized Christmas plan started August 30th.

Future Weeks
Keep following for new challenges each week as well as bonus challenges for your Organized October Challenge.

FREE Organizing Coaching in PIlot Program - 2 spots open
There are still 2 spots open for FREE organizing coaching during October to pilot a new organizing coaching program. Send an email to Jax to get things started.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Virtual Organizing Pilot - FREE Coaching for Two People (updated 9/28, 3:41pm)

UPDATE (9/28/15, 3:41pm): One spot for the pilot program has been taken. Only 2 more open spots available.

In the month of October, I am testing a virtual organizing coaching model and I need your help.

The pilot launches October 1, 2015.

The first two three people who respond, will receive FREE virtual organizing coaching from me via text, email and Facebook/Skype for an area of your choosing (ie home office, garage, kitchen, closet, etc). We will also be using Google Docs or Dropbox to share any documents.

At the end of the pilot, you will receive a copy of the world-wide best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo as a thank you gift for participating in this pilot.

Want to participate? Send an email to Jax right away. Only the first 3 people who send an email will be included in the pilot.

Organized October Challenge 2015

Yes, ladies & gentlemen, October is just days away. This is the perfect time to crush your organization before the winter holidays kick into full gear.

This challenge consists of the following:
  • Weekly Themes: Every week will have a theme to add a little spice to the challenge
  • Weekly Challenges: Every week I will share ideas on how to make room for the amazing and build your organizational muscles 
  • Bonus Challenges: occasionally, bonus challenges will be posted in addition to the weekly challenges for your organizing pleasure
Follow the Jaxtastic Life blog to view the themes, weekly challenges and bonus challenges.

Want email reminders? Send an email to Jax.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Super September - Launches September 5 - Unleash Your Inner Superhero

Photo Credit: Superhero Collection
Saturday, September 5th kicks off Super September for my indoor cycling classes at KP Pilates Plus in Long Beach, CA and at The Gym at the DIRECTV campus in El Segundo, CA.

I am sharing this with everyone to make the world a super place!!! (Yes, I know it's cheesy. Perhaps that's my superpower.)

A soft-launch took place on September 2nd at KP Pilates Plus with a playlist featuring "super" songs and exploring unleashing your inner superhero.

For the entire month of September, we will look at being a superhero in your life. 

What is our super power? - September 5th Topic
This week we look at what is your superpower. 
Are you a super-goal setter and achiever?
Are you super-organized? Are you super-focused? 
Have you forgotten your superpower? 
How can you unleash that superpower into your life this week?
How can you use that superpower for good and not for evil?

BONUS OPPORTUNITY - Create Your Own Superhero!!!!
Marvel Create Your Own Superhero Game
Do you want to take things to the next level? You can actually create your own superhero with THE authority in superheroes...Marvel. Share your superhero with your friends and family.

Weekly Superhero Exploration
Be sure to follow the Jaxtastic Life blog to explore what it means to unleash your inner superhero.

Spotify Playlists - Jax Sargent Spotify Profile

Want to workout or ride to my class playlists? Go to Spotify to explore my themed playlists. 

how your inner superhero is showing up? Did you conquer a challenge? Did you help someone? You never know who you will inspire. SHARE!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Special Olympics LA Games 2015 - Indoor Cycling Class Inspiration

This morning I was finalizing my playlist for this morning's 10am indoor cycling class at KP Pilates Plus in Downtown Long Beach.

I was inspired by the 2015 Special Olympics World Games kicking off tonight at the opening ceremonies in Los Angeles .

What's even more exciting is that Long Beach, CA, my hometown is hosting events starting tomorrow.

The playlist features singers from today's opening ceremonies and one song from the games itself, Reach Up. Ride notes features fun facts about the games as well as inspirational notes for your journey to your goals.

Special Olympics LA Games 2015 Playlist - Spotify Link

Special Olympics LA Games 2015 Playlist - ride notes in Google Drive