Category: Productivity

8 Things You Can Do When The Power Goes Out

This post was updated on January 21, 2016.

If you live in a town that has it fair share of cold temperatures, it’s probably not unusual for you to experience snow storms, even big Snowmageddon-type blizzards. And, with mega-storms, you also expect to have power outages.

So, with no Netflix, cable, Internet connection and a low cell phone battery, you probably think that you’ll be bored out of your mind and that your productivity will plummet. While there’s no guarantee that those two things won’t happen, the good news is that you still have a bit of control over your situation.

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What Were Your Accomplishments?

Focus on your accomplishments in the new year for even greater success.

Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead.  That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane.  You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.

Here’s why:

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Resolutions Are a Waste of Time

Research has shown that, after six months, fewer than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions have stuck with them, and, after a year, that number declines to around ten percent.”

It’s the time of year that everyone makes the decision to be better at one thing or another. But, with statistics like that, wouldn’t you agree that making resolutions are a waste of time?

Sticking with resolutions is also an uphill battle because of one little thing — YOU. And, me, too. All of us.

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GO Month Day 6: How to Stay Motivated

Go Month: How to Stay Motivated

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode.  And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.

Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.

Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going:

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