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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How I Set Goals and Map Them Out for Success and You Can Too!
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 […]
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 […]
Morning Journaling: How to Start This Amazing Healthy Habit Right Now
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 […]
How Productivity Systems Can Absolutely Help When You Feel Stressed and Overwhelmed
The last two weeks sucked. Have you ever had a couple of weeks in a row where you feel like you are being pulled in a million directions? You didn’t overschedule yourself… it kind of just happened that your husband’s birthday, school events, the CrossFit Open, and several other things all landed in the same two-week time frame. I was totally overwhelmed. By Thursday the second week in, I was leaving work early because I felt sick. My body betrays me, haha. I don’t know if anyone else is like this, but I was totally fine. I was still getting […]
The One Productivity and Time Management Tip You Need for Ultimate Success
You’ve read it all. You have a Pinterest board full of tips and ideas to help you become more productive. Crap, I’ve devoted an entire blog to this stuff. I’m being absolutely honest with you here… putting it out there for all to read. You might not need to read any of the other stuff if you understand this one major productivity and time management tip. My husband actually said it best. He is a total type A, no-nonsense guy. He is also a teacher. I was trying to better myself. However, I am a slightly disorganized and creative spirit. […]
3 Top Time Management Techniques For You to Try
Do you feel like you have a hard time keeping up with life? Do you have a million tasks on your list and feel like you never have enough time to get them done? You are in the majority. I’ve got stuff. There are lots of things that I have to accomplish in a given week and there are times that I might think it’s a lot, but I have the systems in place to help me get everything done. I like to think I am not in the majority. To help you climb out of the “I’m so busy” […]
Do You Feel Like You Can’t Get Anything Done? Check Your Systems!
You check your list of things to do at the end of the day and realize that you crossed off one or two things, but you added another 5 to the list. You think about something else you need to get done while you’re working on one project. The stress of getting things done is becoming too much. You plan and plan. However, you still feel like you’ve got a million things lost in the shuffle. Does any of the above sound familiar? I know that I’ve absolutely been there. I want to let you in on a little secret […]