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Month: November 2017

Finding, or Creating, the Planner That Works

Finding, or Creating, the Planner That Works

In my previous post I noted the importance of finding your own system of what works for you. This includes habits, workout routine, method of organization, etc. For a long time I looked for the “perfect” planner. I tried digital and analog, cheap and moderately priced, and none of them met my needs. I’m also prone to following the shiny things, especially if what I’m currently using doesn’t quite meet my needs, and so this had me bouncing from planner…

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Birthdays and Finding My Path

Birthdays and Finding My Path

I recently had a birthday. Birthdays, like New Years are often a time for reflection and goal setting. This year, my birthday has brought both. I’ve been reflecting mostly on the past few months, but also on the past few years. In about a month I will be the same age that my brother was when he died of cancer, almost five years ago. In my experience, when you lose siblings or friends of your won generation, you can’t help…

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No More Waking Up To ‘Oh crap, I forgot to …”

No More Waking Up To ‘Oh crap, I forgot to …”

I have a reputation at work as someone who “gets shit done”, but that wasn’t always the way for me. I was horrible about forgetting to do things, being very disorganized, and waking up in the middle of the night remembering that I hadn’t returned a phone call, or worse, hadn’t paid a bill. You can go ahead an admit that you’ve had that whole middle of the night thing happen to you. I’m sure most people have. For me,…

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Gratitude Has Made Me Better

Gratitude Has Made Me Better

On my daily habit list is to verbally list what I’m grateful for in the morning and then again at the end of the day. I’m better at getting this done in the morning because I have an established morning routine, while I’m still working on finding an evening routine that will consistently work for me. Some of things that I routinely include in my list are: My own good health and well being The good health and well being…

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My Manifesto

My Manifesto

I’ve had a blog for about 12 years where I write about education, which is the field in which I currently work. I started the Better Me blog because I found myself starting to write more and more posts on the topics you find here and they really don’t fit on my education blog. In the past couple of years, however, prior to starting Better Me, I did write a few posts on that blog on topics I want to…

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