Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Look Back

I am chomping at the bits to write about New Year’s goals and new 30-day challenges, but I want to first finish this year with a quick look back at 2012. Continue reading

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Three Productivity Strategies That Work

I pinpointed that my issue of “spinning my wheels” was due to my wandering mind; I was not focusing. I determined that I was going to start my day with a different mindset: I was going to focus on focusing! My strategy was three-pronged. Continue reading

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Setting the Stage for Productivity

I started a new experiment to gain control over my mornings, to complete my most important things (MITs) in a timely, but productive manner, and then to start chopping away at my remaining to-do list shortly thereafter. Since this was always my intention, I knew I needed to shake things up a bit, I needed to do something different. Obviously, my current methods were not working. Continue reading

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Fun Friday: Joy Shared

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” Continue reading

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Fun Friday: A Day in the Life of…

When I swiped the alarm button to turn it off, the screen went to my email inbox. I took a quick glance and saw that I had a message from my niece, Mindi. Curiosity got the better of me, so before climbing back into my warm bed, I took a moment to read her message, which was as follows: lol!!!!! whyyyy were ur pantssss off in thissss piccc?? LOOK apps.facebook.com/54482320X?*409… Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 4 – Scheduling

More than likely, by the time you celebrate Christmas, we will have made any necessary returns, taken down the Christmas tree and all the decorations, cleaned the house and be working on plans for the New Year. Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 3 – Gifts

Counting adults and children in my immediate family, I have 20 people to buy gifts for. I have no desire to go into debt for Christmas, and so at some point it became necessary to adjust our gift-giving. So what to do? Continue reading

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