Archive for January, 2013

The Product Files: I ♥ Workflowy

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Last summer I wrote about my love of lists and how they had gotten out of hand (To Do List: Too Much of a Good Thing?).  At that time, I found 18 To Do Lists scattered through the house.  My personal To Do List management needed some TLC.

I’m still working on managing everything in my life, but I have found a great tool to help me keep my To Do Lists under control: Workflowy (Workflowy.com).  According to the website, “WorkFlowy is the world’s best tool for taking notes and making lists.”  I couldn’t agree more.  It is the organizing tool that I’m totally giddy about at the moment. (more…)

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Priorities Straight?

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I learned a lesson about my priorities this week…

As I was scrambling to get to the New Moms Group, I looked in the mirror by the door and saw I wasn’t wearing mascara (I look like I have no eyelashes without it).  Yes, X-man was about to lose it as he sat bundled-up in the car seat.  Yes, I had workout clothes on, and my hair was a mess.  Yes, there were peas on the floor and all over the high chair.  Yes, there was a pile of clothes with poop on them in the bathroom.  Even with all that, I ran upstairs and applied mascara.  While I don’t need to be dolled-up every time I leave the house, I have priorities and today I learned that putting mascara on before leaving the house is one of them!

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The Inefficient Files: Enjoy the Splashes

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The Inefficient Files: When being inefficient makes life more enjoyable.

Like most people, I’m trying to figure out how I can get more done each day.  How do I work, eat, workout, take care of X-man, make dinner, clean-up the house, etc., etc., etc. every day? (more…)

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Lifestyle Changes, Not Resolutions

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the “I’ve already not kept my New Year’s resolution” time of year.  I’ve never liked New Year’s resolutions for the following reasons:

  • I’ve never been good at keeping them.
  • It is too much to make a big change on the first of the year.
  • I always try to do too big of a change.

And what if I don’t keep my resolution?  It’s too easy to tell myself to wait until the next year to make a change. (more…)

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