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A Well-Organized Girls Weekend

By |2021-08-11T13:37:33-05:00August 18th, 2021|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , |

Getting away for the weekend, especially with the girls, is a great way to relax, regroup, party and laugh, sometimes until we cry.  It’s a wonderful form of therapy. My friends and I have enjoyed getting away for a girls weekend for the past 36 years. Yes, you heard that correctly, 36 years. Last year we weren’t able to go due to the pandemic, which would have been year 35. Every 5 years since inception, we have shirts made to commemorate the occasion.  We had shirts made last year since it was a milestone year, even though we didn’t go. [...]

Recommendations For Good Service Providers

By |2021-08-02T16:17:21-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever been in a pinch and needed recommendations for a good service provider? Most of us have our favorites that we use on a regular basis. This issue surfaces when one of our favorite service providers can no longer accommodate our needs, either short term or on a long-term basis. Life happens. People retire, have health issues, businesses change their service areas or services, they move away or close their business for various reasons. Then it’s time to look for a new service provider to add to our list. It can be a difficult task to find a [...]

Self-Care is Critical to Our Well-Being

By |2021-04-24T13:36:47-05:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Health Benefits, Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Self-care has always been critical to our well-being, even pre-pandemic. A quick internet search on this subject will yield many articles with tips and advice to create a regimen of your very own to implement. It’s important to pay attention to your physical and mental needs to stay healthy and happy. Reducing stress may be the most important part of any self-care regimen. Chronic stress can take its toll on your body both physically and mentally, so it’s important to have coping mechanisms in place to deal with stressful situations as they arise. Being proactive in creating a self-care regimen [...]

How to Plan Meals Without Wasting Food

By |2021-04-20T14:38:00-05:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Planning, Time Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

Planning and cooking healthy meals that your family loves without wasting food can be a challenge.  Having a hectic schedule makes it even more challenging, even if you’re single. The tendency to order a pizza delivered, or drive through a fast-food restaurant can become commonplace. This tendency allows for sustenance in a pinch but long-term can cause health issues because you’re not eating healthy. The biggest health issue is weight gain which can sneak up on you if you’re not careful.  It’s really ok to order in on occasion, but don’t make it a habit. Planning, and even cooking meals [...]

Planning a Successful Organizing Project

By |2021-03-25T16:16:15-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Home Organization, Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

There are numerous reasons why someone would want to get organized.  Maybe they can’t find things they are looking for such as their car keys and it causes them to be late for work, a lot.  Maybe they buy duplicates or triplicates because they don’t know how many of one item they own. When they realize what the real issue is, they decide it’s time to work on an organizing project. There are several things to consider when planning a successful organizing project. A person can become overwhelmed if their project encompasses many areas, or a whole house transformation.  I [...]

Keeping Spirits up With The Tradition of Baking Cookies For The Holidays

By |2020-12-15T10:04:59-06:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Holidays, Planning|Tags: , , , , |

I think baking cookies is a tradition for most, if not all of the year-end holidays. This has been a difficult year to be sure, and traditions are important to keep up with to lift our spirits. And what better way to make your spirits bright than baking cookies with family or friends. This is an activity that will surely take your mind off of your troubles, even if it’s only for a short time.  If it’s not been a tradition for you in the past, maybe this is the year to start a new one. Every year for many, [...]

Create a Plan For Running Errands to Save Time & Money

By |2020-11-20T12:51:57-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Planning, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Running errands is something we all have to do on a regular basis. It may not be your favorite task, it certainly isn’t mine, but it is necessary. A little planning on the front end can save time in your busy schedule as well as keeping more money in your pocket in terms of fuel consumption at the least. Due to innovations in technology, a lot of our tasks can be done online via electronic device. Shopping online saves time by finding the specific item you’re looking for without in-person store shopping. Purchases can be delivered to your home, which [...]

I Had to Buy a New Cell Phone

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone is so dependent on their cell phone these days for many things. The main reason was, is, and always will be for communication.  You can make a call, text, send an email, interact on social media, video chat, and look up information on the internet all from a cell phone. They are actually mini computer devices, so you can do practically anything on a cell phone that you can do on any other computer device. Yes, it does need to be a smart phone but that’s what most everyone is going for when they get a cell phone. They [...]

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Overthinking Can be The Demise of Your Productivity

By |2020-11-17T13:41:19-06:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Planning, Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

When you create a plan, are you overthinking the steps needed to reach the end goal?  Does your research go on forever? Does your plan need to be perfect before you take action? Are the tasks so complicated that you just don’t want to perform them? If any of the above questions resonate with you, you may need to rethink your planning process.  Perfectionism and procrastination are the enemies of productivity. There is no such thing as perfect and good enough gets the job done.  Think about what motivates you - listening to music, a reward as you complete a [...]

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Teaching Your Kids About Life After Graduation

By |2020-11-17T13:41:20-06:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , |

Have you thought about preparing your children for life after graduation?  Living in the real world that is.  I’m not a parent but I do remember what it was like after I got out of school, sort of.  My memory isn’t that good these days but not all of it has completely faded away. After graduating from high school, not everyone goes on to college. Many do but many others get a job if they don’t already have one.  They may stay at home until they save enough to get their first apartment, perhaps with a roommate or two. At [...]

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