May – A New Month For Productivity

May – A New Month For Productivity

May - A New Month For Productivity Dear Blog, Tomorrow starts a new month. Are you ready? I didn't bother designing my bullet journal for the months of March and April. March kind of went by like a fast-moving roller coaster through a dark underground tunnel, and April...well, I don't really know what happened to it. But May, with its warmer weather and the start of getting back to normal after the pandemic, brings lots of promise. It might have something to do with the fact that we're hiring out most of the remainder of our kitchen remodel (we're still down to studs). That has taken off some of the burden and not surprisingly my husband and I are getting along a lot more now. :) So, anyway, I *will* be including the month of May in my monthly planner. I have a lot of big plans for being productive and I'd like to actually write it all down so I don't forget everything I've done. I'm...
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Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form

Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form

Tracking Progress and Another Similar Art Form Dear Blog, Last week I talked about tracking progress. Today, I wanted to talk about a similar art form: writing it down. Here's a question for you... do you remember what you did a week ago? Do you remember if you completed your desired tasks for the week? Maybe there were a couple days in there that you missed. But now that a week has gone by, do you remember *which* days you missed? I reject that losing memory is an age thing. It's just something I need to work on. We're taught to believe that we lose our memory with age. Our joints get stiffer and start to protest when we try to get out of chairs. We're just not as energetic or as limber. We soak up all those beliefs and start to believe them for ourselves. We start to let ourselves go because what's the point anyway? The thing is, while we're battling this issue,...
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How to Take Back Control on a Goal

How to Take Back Control on a Goal

How to Take Back Control on a Goal Dear Blog, I thought about skipping my article today since I don't really have anything to say, but then I got to thinking about how I set out to write twice a week no matter what. Some days, I get distracted and forget to write a post. Other days, after days and days of not writing, I just don't have any tips to share (or the enthusiasm to sit down and write about my lack of progress). How many of us set a goal and then fail to follow through? I bet the percentage is pretty high. There's always something that gets in the way. Always something that distracts us. For instance, I was on a 60+ day roll with studying French daily the other month, but then I got distracted. My husband and I had rented a floor sander that day and we were rushing to get the work done so we could take it...
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