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Reminders To Myself: From the daily items to the big picture

Reminders To Myself: From the daily items to the big picture

Throughout my day, I get a lot of reminders, and they’re all from me. Some are related to work, others related to my personal life, and many are about keeping myself healthy, focused, and with my big picture in sight. Most are digital, but some are paper based. These reminders enable me to stay on track with my goals and daily tasks, while confidently not worrying about what I need to remember. To-do reminders such as a phone call I…

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Saying No

Saying No

As I’ve said, we have a nine-year-old daughter. We also have a three-year-old dog. The word “no” is not uncommon in our house. Sometimes I say it too quickly without thinking, which may require me to admit that I made a mistake and change a “no” to my daughter, to a “yes” because, well, I was wrong. My wife and I are pretty good at comparing notes about what we’ve said “no” or “yes” to to our daughter, and our…

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The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

Something that I try to do everyday is make an entry in my journal. I have a very nice paper journal that I use some of the time and a digital journal that I use the rest of the time. I was going to first write about the benefits of journaling, but I realized that to really describe what I do, I need to explain the benefits of each of the types of journals that I use. My paper journal…

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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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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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