When I first heard about task batching, I thought it sounded like a lot more work than worth the benefits. I remember spending an hour planning out how I would group all my tasks. In one day I’ll write three blog posts. The next day, I will edit just one. One? I didn’t get that by working in chunks on specific projects, especially routine tasks, I could free up my time more. There are only 24 hours in a day. What would you do if you had an extra hour each day, or maybe just once a week? For me, I would finish a book, cuddle with my cat more, and watch Netflix with my husband.Read More
Are you one of those people that set New Year’s resolutions only to give up after the first three weeks? Maybe, you set goals in the beginning of the year that you forget about. Or, you just don’t set goals for yourself. Often times we don’t break our year into quarters. If we plan at all, it’s usually at the beginning of the year in bulk. What isn’t effective about planning at once is you don’t give yourself the room and flexibility towards the unexpected. Instead, it is far more plausible, and really much more simpler, to plan your year by quarters. You may be reading this in the middle of the year, or better yet towards the middle/ end of a quarter. The good thing about starting to plan your quarter is you can start any time! As there are four quarters in the year, you have four three month long chances to improve your life. Reach for those stars! Get the life you want.Read More
If you are like me, then you know there will be bouts where a Bullet Journal, or any type of planner just doesn’t cut it. Why, you may ask. Personally, for me I use my Bujo as a planner hybrid: half for creative expression, half for keeping me organized. Truthfully, though, more times than not I spend more time decorating than actually checking things off. The trouble with this is, I am bound to have a creative rut. We can’t be creative all the time; our brains need rest. What is worse is when the blanks interfere with the way I approach my chosen planning system at that moment.Read More
If you are looking to give your life a planning boost, then a Bullet Journal may be the right method for you. It’s not only because of the basic premise, planning your everyday life. The future is involved, too. And remember that time you lost an important number, appointment, or even thought? Yeah, you can include that in a Bullet Journal. Want to go to Europe for vacation? Or buy a house? You can plan for that, too; and, it can become more possible to get there!Read More
It’s all well and good to have a planner or a Bullet Journal. The problem with just “having one” is that you are not effectively using the system in the ways that would benefit you. It’s not just about having a planner, it’s actually utilizing the system you have chosen. This takes patience, and more importantly consistency. A plan is just a dream if you don’t take action. So, how exactly can you stay on track with your planning system; especially if your life can often be hectic and unpredictable? Today, let’s talk about ways to conquer our schedule and master better efficiency.
Being productive doesn’t mean you have to be neat, everything should work out perfectly, or you need to have all your ideas in order. Instead, productivity is the art of getting closer to your goals. However, in order to get there, you need to have a plan of action. Furthermore, you need to have concrete ideas that will help you achieve your goals successfully and with the most ease. Ironically, what you need first is a brain dump. Yes, it is as messy as it sounds. Simply put, a brain dump is where you lay it all out there. By doing so, you become aware of all the tasks you need to do, as well as those you think you need to do.Read More