Episode 7: How Susan Reads 200 Books a Year – and What This Means for YOUR Hobbies

In this episode Susan shares how she reads about 200 books each year. Although books might not be your thing, the suggestions she shares about different ways she fits reading into her schedule during different seasons of life might work for your hobby of choice. Listen to learn some tools and tricks that might help you find more time to read, craft, exercise, sing, or whatever brings you joy.

Listen at the link below or search “Sustainable Productivity Susan Sanders” wherever you get your podcasts.

Links mentioned in this episode of the Sustainable Productivity podcast:

  • Sign up for episode emails, weekly essays, and links so you never miss a thing!
  • To hear more book talk from Susan, check out Episode 4: February Reading Roundup
  • If you feel like you don’t have time for hobbies, listen to Episode 5 to hear how Susan found out how much time she was really spending on her phone
  • Sign up at this link for the Sustainable Sue Bookmobile to be notified every time Susan finishes a 5-star reads. Your To Be Read list will thank you!
  • Follow Susan on Goodreads at this link to see what she has read, what she is currently reading, and the hundreds of books she plans to read next.
By |2023-03-20T07:41:42-04:00March 20th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

Episode 6: The Biochemistry of Sleep & How It Can Make You More Productive

What does biochemistry have to do with sleep? What if I told you that it is linked to a more Sustainably Productivity life? On this week’s episode you can learn about what is happening in our bodies when we conk out, why shift workers are more prone to obesity, and why cravings for fat and salt happen more often when you are sleep deprived than when you are rested. The episode wraps up with a few tips that might help you get more zzzzzzz’s tonight!

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By |2023-03-13T09:50:02-04:00March 13th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

Episode 5: A Non-Goal Consideration for You

Let’s talk about a non-goal for a second. People are surprised to learn that Susan doesn’t track phone usage. Getting rid of your phone is often one of the first strategies articles about productivity offer.  We are bombarded with messages that we need to change just about everything about our lives in order to become a better person, starting with detaching our phone from our lives. This episode is about how Susan came to that decision and why it may or may not be a Sustainably Productive goal for you too.

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By |2023-03-06T07:10:01-05:00March 6th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

February Reading Round Up

This episode is about one of Susan’s favorite things in the world – books! Reading is one of Susan’s favorite hobbies, and hobbies are a component of the Mental Well-being dimension of Sustainable Productivity. On average, Susan reads about 15-20 books a month, but the recap provided in the episode is limited to the books that stood out because just running down every book each month would be the audio equivalent of watching paint dry.

Links mentioned in the Sustainable Productivity episode about reading:

  • Sign up for episode emails, weekly essays, and links so you never miss a thing!
  • You can see the complete list of books Susan has read on Goodreads, linked here.
  • Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler can be purchased at this link.
  • Seatmate by Cara Bastone is an Audible exclusive available at this link.
  • God is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg can be purchased at this link.
  • This is Marketing by Seth Godin can be purchased at this link.
  • In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner was the favorite book I read this month and it can be purchased at this link.
By |2023-02-27T09:22:27-05:00February 27th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

Meal Planning Strategies for When You are Sick of Meal Planning

This episode is for those who are tired of carrying the meal planning load. When you can’t even believe your people need to eat AGAIN and you just want to pretend dinner is not a thing, hit play on this episode. You will hear about four strategies that are working for Susan right now to make tedious meal planning a little more sustainable. At the end there are three bonus ideas about how to use the three dimensions of Sustainable Productivity to set Future You up for success. 

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By |2023-02-20T10:33:32-05:00February 20th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

What is Sustainable Productivity?

Sustainable Productivity can be the answer to burnout and its soul sucking after effects. In this introduction to the burnout recovery principles, listeners will hear what Sustainable Productivity is NOT. Then Susan introduces two key questions to ask in order to make habit changes for short and long term habit change that sticks. Floating through life aimlessly can reduce your quality of life just as much as striving all out all the time. It is time to meet in the middle and Sustainable Productivity is that sweet spot.

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By |2023-02-17T11:50:44-05:00February 17th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

Subscribe & Rate the Sustainable Productivity Podcast

Knowing how to rate a podcast can be so valuable to the podcast creator. Leaving a positive rating and review is the number one way to help others find the podcast and helps Sustainable Sue grow – especially those 5-star reviews! Here is what you need to know:

How to Listen to Podcasts

There are multiple ways to listen to podcasts. The most popular are to listen on your computer or on your phone in a podcast app. Follow the directions below to help you learn how to listen to the Sustainable Productivity podcast on an app on your phone.

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  • Download and listen to a single episode or click “Subscribe” or “Follow” so new episodes download automatically. See screen shot below.

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  • Download and listen to a single episode or click “+Follow” so new episodes download automatically. See the orange arrows in the screen shot below.

How to Rate a Podcast on Apple iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to the Apple Podcasts listing for the Sustainable Productivity Podcast.
  2. Click the “Listen on Apple Podcasts” button.
  3. Once you are on the Sustainable Productivity Podcast page in Apple Podcasts, scroll down to the “Ratings and Reviews” section.
  4. Click the “Write a Review” button under the Customer Reviews heading to leave a star rating and / or write a review.
By |2023-02-14T15:09:24-05:00February 14th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments

Stress, Evolution, and Burnout

Stress has always been a part of our lives – since the beginning of time. How we have handled it has changed, leading us to the breaking point we live in today. The pace of life is no longer sustainable and we are avoiding addressing the elephant in the living room – our response to the pressure. Stressors will never go away, the problem is in how we manage it. In this episode you will learn about how stress affected our ancestors and how it affects us today then you can learn a few tips and tricks for coping with stressors that will inevitably come into our lives.

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By |2023-02-09T16:12:49-05:00February 10th, 2023|Show Notes|0 Comments


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