Kids, Productivity

B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking

Birthday Recap: The birthday boy seemed to have a nice day. Admittedly, it was a bit low key on his actual day yesterday. But, that is just the reality of life (with working parents, at least). Might as well learn now that the entire world does not stop because it’s your birthday. 🙂 Granted, we could have taken the day…

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Misc., Travel

Today + photo project fun

Not much time today- I am on a mission to head out in~5 minutes to hit up the grocery store!! We seriously need groceries, and there just wasn’t a great time so far this week. (Well, there probably was, but nobody wanted to go.) I tend to have a MUCH easier time (semi) cheerfully going to the store at 6…

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Some overwhelm

UGH, I am feeling a little overwhelmed right now. I hate saying that, because honestly, my life is really not that difficult (at ALL) compared to so many others’. Still, I have had a definite feeling of some “overwhelm” going on for a while now. I think I generally handle busy-ness fine, maybe better than average?? I’m pretty used to…

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A phone use hack- Do Not Disturb mode

The problem: I’ve wrestled for a long time (-years-) with my phone feeling like a distraction. In general, but especially during working hours. I tend to time block my best, “deep work” blocks (usually 1 hour blocks), and I hate getting interrupted during them. That’s when I put my head down and really just WORK. No email, no calls, etc.…

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Podcasts, Productivity

Time choices

I had a pretty full feeling day yesterday, but a good one. I tweaked my morning routine a bit to allow for a 7 am grocery store run. Ironically, while I was getting ready for the day, I listened to this episode of Laura Vanderkam’s Before Breakfast podcast. It was all about using the concept of the “Would you Rather?”…

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