Goal Setting & Productivity 101

Goal Setting & Productivity 101

Goal Setting & Productivity 101 Dear Blog, Last week I wrote about unfollowing people on social media (it's been great, by the way!). So, I thought I'd write about goals and productivity today. So many of us use the time excuse. I don't have time to do that. I'm too busy. I couldn't possibly add anything more to my schedule. We get so caught up in making excuses that we start settling for a life that doesn't include the seemingly random thing we want to do. If it's not a time excuse, then it's some other excuse. Oh, I could never do that. I don't even know where to start. I'm too old to start now. And then if we do start it, we don't stick with it for long. It feels weird. It's too different. I can't seem to do it or get into the groove of it. So many excuses flood our day. And we let them tell us what we can and cannot do. And...
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Obsessed With Social Media? This Might Be For You!

Obsessed With Social Media? This Might Be For You!

Obsessed With Social Media? This Might Be For You! Dear Blog, I did something crazy the other day. You know how we're obsessed with social media? We go on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter just to grab the latest updates. Who's sharing the new funny thing? What's the latest drama? Who else liked or commented on or shared my post? What's happening in the world? Okay, bad example, but you get what I'm saying. Well, have you ever commented on someone else's post and then the person never replied or even liked your comment? Or have you spent time thinking through and drafting a helpful response to a friend's issue and then all they do is write, "Thanks!"? Social media was supposed to be about building connections. Being helpful. Offering tips. Learning something. Information is power. Knowledge is power. Because it gives us ideas for new solutions. Solutions that might actually work. We get sucked in to this idea that we need validation from others....
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Goals, Productivity, and Happiness

Goals, Productivity, and Happiness

Goals, Productivity, and Happiness Dear Blog, Over the last couple of weeks, I've written about tracking progress, so today I thought I’d share some results and try to offer a tip or two. I’d also like to stress, again, the importance of writing it down. I didn’t do so hot last week taking my own advice. But my husband’s been home this whole time so I’m cutting myself some slack. I’ll get back on track soon. While I honestly don’t know what all I did and what I didn’t, I do know some things. With the exception of one day, I’ve been writing my minimum daily word count of 250 words, with lots of days well over that. Yesterday, I “donated” words to make up for that so my word tracking spreadsheet still looks beautiful. Should I be happy about that? Shouldn’t I be disappointed that I didn’t actually meet the goal? Well, it’s only a small fudge, so I’m not going to lose sleep...
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