Motivation Monday: Creating A Monthly Routine

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Happy November everyone! I thought I’d get this month started off right by continuing our discussion on routine. We’ve talked about daily routines and weekly routines so it’s only logical to start this new month discussing monthly routines. Where daily routines are vital to avoiding decision fatigue and weekly routines keep your weekly productivity maximized, monthly routines hold all the loose ends together. … Read More

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Motivation Monday: Keeping A Weekly Routine

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A couple of weeks ago when we discussed decision fatigue I talked about how decision making abilities wane as your brain becomes fatigued. Personal experience says that it’s true for our motivation levels throughout the week as well, at least for me. On Monday morning I wake up refreshed from the weekend and ready to tackle the week. I spend most … Read More

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Organized Grocery Shopping

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I love grocery shopping. I love heading into the store with an empty basket and walking through the produce section to see all the delicious fruits and vegetables. I love wandering the aisles and imagining all the things I could make with the ingredients there. I fill my reusable bags full of healthy food and vibrant colors with my head … Read More

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Decision Fatigue

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Last Tuesday was a tough day. Nothing bad happened but nothing came easy either. For the first time in over a month Alvy slept until almost 7 AM, I slept through my alarm and didn’t wake up until Alvy woke up – at 7 AM. Instead of having my usual morning full of habit and routine, I found myself running … Read More

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Creating a Daily Schedule

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We’ve been doing a lot of adjusting around here lately. Evelyn started pre-school earlier this month and though I’ve really enjoyed the little bit of break that only having to care for one child has brought it has really thrown a wrench into my daily schedule. Surprise! I keep a schedule! Okay, not a surprise. Being a stay-at-home-mom and a … Read More

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Why You Should Wear a Watch

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I’ve always been a time person and I’ve worn a watch for as long as I can remember. When I got my first smart phone though I ditched my watch. Actually, I think a lot of us did. What was the point? Why bother wearing a watch when you’ve got a clock on your cell phone? Sometime after Evelyn was … Read More

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Best Productivity Apps

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Smart phones are awesome. They’re the modern equivalent of Swiss Army Knives, except they’re not Swiss or knives…but you know what I mean. My phone makes my world go round and I mean that in an almost literal sense. Without the organizational tools in my phone my world would literally grind to a hault. Let’s talk about the best productivity apps … Read More

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Organizing the Laundry

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Laundry. No one likes doing laundry.  It’s a pain. It takes forever. It’s never finished. Folding laundry might be the most universally hated household chore in existence. Fortunately, doing laundry doesn’t have to be the monster we make it out to be. By organizing the laundry and doing it with purpose we can keep keep the laundry monster out of the … Read More

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Intentional Living, Emotional Clutter and Self Esteem

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Organizing is all about control – we see something in our lives that is disorganized and by organizing it we’re actually controlling it in a way that reduces our stress level. That’s all organizing is. We spend an hour cleaning out our junk drawer and we feel like we can conquer the world! The truth is not all disorganization is … Read More

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