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Goals and Habits, Personal Skills, Time Management

5 Things to Focus on in the New Year: Time Management

This is part 1 of a 5 part series. As 2022 stumbles upon us, many of us will reflect on what that means moving forward. For me, I like to pick several items of focus to organize my life and set goals for my future. And one of my biggest life areas of improvement over… Continue reading 5 Things to Focus on in the New Year: Time Management

Goals and Habits, Personal Skills, Time Management

How I Use Google Sheets to Organize My Life

Over the years, I have tried so many techniques and apps to mange my time, tasks, and productivity. There are some pretty great digital apps, but lately my fall back solution is to use Google Sheets. And I'm loving it! Sometimes simpler truly is better. Some of the features I love about Google Sheets is… Continue reading How I Use Google Sheets to Organize My Life

Goals and Habits, Personal Skills, Time Management, Work From Home

How to Be Productive After Time Off

We all deserve our time to unplug, destress, and spend time with ourselves or family. Whether that is to take a vacation or much-needed self-care time, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. I built a vacation in to my arrival to Norway, with many months of preparation leading to… Continue reading How to Be Productive After Time Off

Blogging, Goals and Habits, Time Management

It’s a Productivity Puzzle! Fitting the Pieces Together

Fitting the pieces of life together can be challenging at certain points. My productivity toward reaching my goals is something I have been proud of in the past. I put my mind to completing a half marathon and finishing a doctorate degree, among other goals along the way. One goal I am excited about is… Continue reading It’s a Productivity Puzzle! Fitting the Pieces Together

Lifestyle, Time Management, Travel

One Way or Another: It Will All Get Done … Or It Won’t.

Things that have pressing deadlines typically get done even when sometimes we have no idea how to make that happen. Even with procrastination, there comes a point where the panic monster sets in due to an upcoming deadline. You may not like the process of staying up all night or feeling rushed, but eventually it… Continue reading One Way or Another: It Will All Get Done … Or It Won’t.

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Personal Skills, Technology Tips, Time Management

Strategies for Scheduling Meetings In and Out of Your Organization

Are you tasked with scheduling a lot of meetings or scheduling meetings with large groups of people with busy schedules? I've had to do both so I'll share some of the strategies that I have used to simplify this process if possible. I generally view these in 2 different categories. Scheduling within an organization can… Continue reading Strategies for Scheduling Meetings In and Out of Your Organization

Lifestyle, Personal Skills, Technology Tips, Time Management

Using SkillShare to Learn How to Make a Digital Planner

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD BELOW! One of the things I really wanted to learn how to do this year with my iPad was to create a digital planner. I am very much a paper and pen kind of person, but I am trying to minimize the amount of paper items that I utilize. I follow K… Continue reading Using SkillShare to Learn How to Make a Digital Planner

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Goals and Habits, Time Management

What Happens When You Constantly Procrastinate? 6 Things to Consider

β€œIt is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”― Leonardo da Vinci This quote speaks to me deeply because there are many times I put something off so long and once I finally get going, adrenaline kicks in. Or, if it's related to health and wellness, I start to see the fruits of… Continue reading What Happens When You Constantly Procrastinate? 6 Things to Consider

Personal Skills, Time Management

3 Ways to Respectfully Say “No” to New Projects or Commitments When You Want to Say Yes

Do you feel guilty saying no when someone asks you to do something at work or a favor from a friend? Do you say yes even when you don't want to so you won't let someone down? It's easy to say yes because you feel like you have to, but true reflection is necessary to… Continue reading 3 Ways to Respectfully Say “No” to New Projects or Commitments When You Want to Say Yes

Goals and Habits, Personal Skills, Time Management

Creating a Seasonal Action Plan and Calendar

Being in school for so long has taught me to create a plan for each semester. So how exactly do I go about this? Basically, every spring, summer, and fall, I look at all of my deadlines and map it out onto a Google Doc with the weekly dates for the 12-16 weeks. I color… Continue reading Creating a Seasonal Action Plan and Calendar