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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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