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Using Visual Cues as Reminders

By | July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Using visual cues as reminders to do things is a great productivity hack.  On a related note, it’s a great way to create a routine, and also to reach a goal. We all have a lot of things to do on a daily basis and remembering to do them can be challenging. However, when we get into the habit of performing repetitive tasks such as in a routine, after some time, the routine becomes habit and we don’t even think about the actions involved. In the case of creating a routine, visual cues come in handy as a reminder to [...]

A Small Change Can Make a Big Impact

By | January 8th, 2020|Categories: Change, Problem Solving|Tags: , , , |

It’s a new year and a lot of people make resolutions or create goals. Whether it’s a resolution or a goal, the key is not to make them so big that you won’t achieve what you set out to do.  Make one small change for each resolution or goal and over time those small changes will bring you closer to the result you want to see. Making a small change is not going to magically right things overnight. There are no quick fixes in life. Whatever brought you to the feeling that something isn’t working for you didn’t happen suddenly.  [...]

What Makes You Happy?

By | March 4th, 2015|Categories: Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of sippakorn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net  The word ‘happy’ is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as - “feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.”  Everyone is different and will have their own ideas of what makes them happy.  And, everyone wants, and I hope, everyone strives for happiness. After all, it would be a pretty miserable existence if we aren’t happy at least some time in our lives. My very wise business coach, Melanie Yost, suggested that I create a bliss list to help me realize what makes me happy.  The word ‘bliss’ is defined in the [...]

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How to Create a Plan For a Peaceful, Productive New Year

By | January 6th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net A new year has just begun and this is the time we tend to think about New Year’s resolutions, or goals, or whatever you call them.  Or another way to look at it is, what we want to accomplish this year.  It could be personally, or in our professional lives or both. Part of this process is to put away the holiday decorations, to wrap up the holidays, to get our homes back in order.  By doing this, you are clearing the clutter to create a clean slate so you can [...]

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GO Month & The Benefits of Being Organized

By | January 7th, 2013|Categories: Home Organization, Planning|Tags: , , |

Here we are again. A new year has begun. We can all make a fresh start, a new beginning. Time to look back at the previous year to see how much you accomplished, what worked, and what didn’t work. It’s also time to think about goals for the new year. If one of your goals is to get organized, then you’re in luck because January was designated GO (Get Organized) Month by NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals) in 2005. January kick starts organizational goals for the new year by NAPO chapters all around the country announcing community events to help you learn about tools [...]

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Planning For The New Year – 5 Points to Consider

By | December 27th, 2011|Categories: Planning, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Planning for the new year may not be not be front and center of your thoughts right now. The end of the year is typically busier than any other time of the year. We prepare our yards for winter by raking leaves, trimming bushes and putting down winter fertilizer. We prepare for the holidays by planning menus, buying gifts and decorating. We also tend to think about the things we want to accomplish in the coming year. Maybe you or someone in your family got engaged, so you’re thinking about wedding plans.  Or a new baby is on the way.  Or [...]

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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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