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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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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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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