A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions Dear Blog, I've been away for a while and caught up with distractions. It happens. Hopefully, it's clear from here on out. Of course, now that I say that... You know what? I'm not going there. I'm focusing on positive energy, optimism, and productivity. While I haven't been blogging, I *have* been making updates to my websites. I run this site as well as my publisher site. And I do have some cool news! Readers can now purchase ebooks directly through my publisher! So far, Shattered and Redeemed are available, *and* with fancy new covers, I might add! Signed paperbacks are also available if you prefer physical copies. I have a limited number of books with original covers, so be sure to let me know if you're interested! And you can purchase directly on the website with a credit card. Over the next few days, I'll be working on putting together the rest of the updates. I'm also hoping to have the...
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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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A Super Simple Way to Track Your Progress

A Super Simple Way to Track Your Progress

A Super Simple Way to Track Your Progress Dear Blog, Last time, I talked about taking back control on a goal. You know those apps that tell you you're on a roll for doing a particular thing every day? Well, I decided to start designing a paper version for myself. That way, if I stay up until three in the morning to meet a goal, my "streak sheet" still says I met it. I got started on the design, but then I got sidetracked. I decided instead to go back to using a bullet journal I had created a couple years ago. If you're not familiar with bullet journals, they're great for keeping track of progress and daily tasks. I use one for my writing and business work. There are a bunch of premade designs you can buy and even print out, or you can design it the way you want with a notebook and a pen. My regular bullet journal is simple. Nothing fancy. It's...
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