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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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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