10 Journal Prompts to Help You Get Started With Journaling Right Now

How many times have you started journaling? You start it and then a few weeks later, the journal is sitting there a few pages full and you have no desire to pick it up again. That is so many people, including myself until a couple of years ago. Since July 2021, I have opened my notebook/journal every single day. There have only been a handful of days I’ve missed since then as of this initial writing in November of 2022. Do you want to start a daily journal practice? Have you been searching for journal prompts and don’t know where […]

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Positive Self-Talk: 5 Truths I Wish People Knew About Themselves

I started this whole blog because I am surrounded by awesome people in my life. The worst part about that is that they don’t even realize it. The self-talk we do in our minds tells us otherwise. If you’re looking for a self-talk definition, you can find numerous. They all center around the same idea. Basically, it is how we are internally talking to ourselves in situations. Anyone who really knows me understands that I am not one for the fluffy stuff. Far from it. So this isn’t just lip service. My wish is that this post inspires you, and […]

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How Todoist Can Help You Manage All Your Tasks Quickly and Easily

My love for Todoist knows no bounds. Seriously, I love it. For me, Todoist is the best task manager anyone could ask for. In this post, I’m going to lay it all out there about Todoist because if you are searching for a task manager for Mac or Windows or any device on the go, Todoist might just be it! My Journey To Todoist I read this book called “Getting Things Done” by David Allen and it essentially changed my life. Since reading it nearly two years ago, I haven’t missed a weekly review. If you don’t know what a […]

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Creating a Morning Routine in Your Classroom to Have a Great Day of Teaching

Posts about morning routines are all over the internet. Here on Creating Time For Life I have one about some great habits to try in your morning routine and one about my personal morning routine as well. You are your habits! Starting your day off with a morning routine is essential for your well-being. With that said, wouldn’t it be wise to create a classroom morning routine as well? Yes, it would. Most definitely it would be amazing! Teaching is super unpredictable. The funny thing about that statement though, is that to be the most successful, you need to be […]

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How I Set Goals and Map Them Out for Success and You Can Too!

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You should absolutely set goals. If I can say one thing to anyone who is trying to strive for more, it would be to set goals.  If you have big dreams or even small things you want to accomplish, the way to do it is to set goals. Let me throw some statistics out there for you before we begin. First, goal setting has a statistically significant effect on behavior. Setting a goal makes you act. At least we hope it does. If you set actionable steps towards your goal you are 40% more likely to achieve it. If you […]

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My Absolute Favorite Productivity Tools: What I Grab For Every Day!

When I sat down to write this post, I legit just thought through my day and what I use. In doing so I realized something very interesting about myself… I have a lot of stuff that I don’t really use. No, seriously, I have so much stuff, but when I think about it, I use these few things all day long. When I’m talking about productivity tools, I’m talking about the things I use every day to get stuff done! Yes, there are various things that are specific to certain tasks, but I pretty much stick with these. This led […]

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How a Time Diary Helped Me See Where I Was Wasting Time

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If you read my last post, you will know that I tried keeping a time diary for a week. This has been eye-opening! If you haven’t read the initial post, check it out here. This time I’m back to share what I learned and where I was wasting time! Sitting down to analyze this log was awesome and humbling. There were a lot of things that I learned. I am putting it all out here for you today in hopes that you will try this for a week too.  Let me tell you my main takeaways from my personal time […]

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How to Use a Time Diary to Help Create More Time in Your Life

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Let’s be honest. How many times in the last month have you said the words “I don’t have time for…”? That thought is one of the main reasons I started this blog. The truth is that we do have time and this idea of time management is totally false. Well, it isn’t false so much as it is all a matter of how you look at things. Creating more time for your life is all about choices. I’m absolutely learning more about this with the time diary I started this week. 168 Hours This post is inspired by Laura Vanderkam’s […]

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How to Use a Planner in a World of Stickers, Bullet Journals, and More

Have you ever walked the aisle at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and looked at all those colorful planners and thought, “I want to plan everything… it’s all so pretty?” Maybe you’ve even grabbed a brand new planner and a couple of packs of planner stickers and got super excited. You’ve done this before, but this time it’s going to stick. Every planner sticker in that pack is going to be used. I’m going to sit down every day and my life is going to be so freaking organized! Two weeks later you realize that you wrote in it for the […]

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Morning Journaling: How to Start This Amazing Healthy Habit Right Now

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Do you struggle with goals?  Does your morning start out with chaos right off the bat?  Is your to-do list a mile long and you see no end in sight?  Then it is time to start adding journaling to your routine. Before you even start with the excuses of no time, I’m going to stop you.  Five minutes, maybe ten can start this healthy habit.  It will be a game-changer for you.  If you feel like you don’t have 5-10 minutes to sit for a moment in the morning for yourself, then make that time.  Your family, your work, and […]

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