Friday 5

Friday 5: Christmas to-dos, time blocking and meals

1. I am feeling pretty good about my progress on my "Christmas To Do List"! I am especially happy that I think we're in solid shape on gift buying- I think better than we have been on December 9th in past years. I'd say we're almost done with the boys, minus maybe a couple of… Continue reading Friday 5: Christmas to-dos, time blocking and meals

Habits, Productivity

Update on my adding/subtracting habit plan + some fitness “advice”

November is almost over, which means my goal of adding a specific habit for the month of November is almost over, too. If you recall, I talked about this idea in this post. I have really enjoyed focusing on just ONE THING for a month. I chose to start with "adding" a good habit (versus… Continue reading Update on my adding/subtracting habit plan + some fitness “advice”

Goals, Habits, Productivity

Adding/ subtracting and a productive Thursday

Adding/ Subtracting Habits: One of the people I read about in Tribe of Mentors talked about his custom of making "New Month Resolutions" instead of "New Year Resolutions". Specifically, he rotates between either ADDING a habit or SUBTRACTING a daily habit. The examples he personally gave in the book were: July = Daily readingAugust= No… Continue reading Adding/ subtracting and a productive Thursday

Organization, Productivity

I finally organized my phone apps

Yesterday I tackled a nagging "to do" item, which I hadn't even really realized I wanted/ needed to do until suddenly it was driving me absolutely insane. That task was organizing my iphone apps. I am one of those people that generally ignores the aesthetics of my phone. I do set a personalized wallpaper/ lock… Continue reading I finally organized my phone apps

Life, Productivity, Wisdom

3 small things making a positive impact

There have been 3 relatively small things that have been making a positive impact on me lately. I won't claim that I'll continue these forever, but for now, they seem to be helping. #1: Laying out my clothes before bed. I usually just put on workout clothes first thing in the morning, so it's not… Continue reading 3 small things making a positive impact

Life, Productivity, Summer

Writing down things I accomplished

I was thinking this morning, as I filled out my little daily journal page....I am so glad I started including a section of "things I accomplished". I've been doing this religiously for a couple years now. I'm currently sitting in my car outside a morning swim practice, so I don't have my journal with me… Continue reading Writing down things I accomplished

Goals, Podcasts, Productivity

30 day challenges

So far, so good with my "March" challenge to limit social media to only 15 minutes per day. Besides using the timer, I'm not imposing any other limits of when I can use it. So, most days I end up checking facebook several times during the morning-early afternoon. And then I run out of time… Continue reading 30 day challenges