Having the Proper Mindset Helps to Achieve Goals

By | February 8th, 2011|Categories: Focus, Motivation, Planning|Tags: , , |

One of my goals for 2011 is to lose some weight. I’ve done it before so I knew I could do it again. About 10 or 12 years ago I had success on the Weight Watchers plan counting points, and lost about 30 pounds. It amazed me that I was able to keep the weight off for most of those years. I guess that just shows how good of a weight loss plan it is. It also shows how having the proper mindset allowed me to keep on achieving my goals. Because of my past success with Weight Watchers, and the [...]

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Traveling – Leavin on a Jet Plane

By | December 28th, 2010|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , |

I love traveling! Seeing new sights and meeting new people is a wonderful experience. Traveling also creates memories that last a lifetime. Getting away from time to time provides an escape from the day to day activities that can create a lot of stress in our lives. Spontaneous trips are fun, but could add to your stress and cost more by not having a plan. You may forget to bring essential items that could be expensive when purchased in another state or country. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, a well thought out plan can eliminate stress to [...]

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Traveling With Kids – Are we there yet?

By | November 22nd, 2010|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , , , |

When traveling with kids, you often hear this question - 'are we there yet?' These are 4 words that parents hear from the backseat a lot when traveling, especially during holiday travels.  Kids get bored easily and just sitting there without anything to keep them busy will prompt this question frequently. They are also probably excited to get to their destination to start the holiday festivities! Some kids have more energy than others, and sitting still for long periods of time can be difficult for them.  Small children that are required to ride in car seats have more of an issue [...]

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Thanksgiving is Fast Approaching

By | November 16th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Organization, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , |

Some major holidays are coming up and there’s much to do.  Thanksgiving comes first so let’s talk about your plan.  Do you have one?  Whether you are hosting this glorious feast or just attending, I bet you will at least provide a favorite dish. Creating a plan can save a lot of time and eliminate stress, so you can enjoy the holiday whether you host, or attend at a loved one’s home. The Plan Your plan should be all-inclusive of every task that needs to be done.   Begin by writing down all the tasks and estimate about how much time [...]

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Daily Planner Selection & Effective Usage

By | January 12th, 2010|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Productivity, Time Management|

Selection First and foremost, everyone is different, and what works for you may not work for someone else. Keep that in mind as you determine the type of daily planner you will use. Planners come in all shapes, sizes and colors. There are electronic and paper planners. So, what type do I use? Well, if you like gadgets and can figure out how to use them easily, you may want to go electronic. Electronic daily planners come in a variety of forms; examples are, pc software such as Microsoft Outlook, and google calendar, and smart phones with planner applications built [...]

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