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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A Second Brain – Can It Really Help Me Be More Creative and Productive?

Did you know that the average person consumes around 34GB of data every day? Put this another way, we consume around the equivalent of 174 newspapers’ worth of information every single day. Talk about information overload. Is this a good thing? Maybe. Is this a bad thing? Maybe. There is, however, a challenge that presents itself with this… where does all this information go? With so many media-rich notes and ideas flying around in our heads, the old commonplace books of the past might not work. A digital second brain? That’s where it’s at! To sum up this post in […]

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Using a Notion Workflow for My Blog – Can This Awesome Tool Work for You?

Do you need or want a one-stop shop for creating and organizing projects and tasks for work? Notion might be the answer for you! When I discovered Notion, I admit there was a learning curve to it. Now that I understand how it works, I’m never going back. Notion helped me create a one-page view of everything for my website. I can look at a content calendar, view a list of products I offer, check off my task list, and more all in one place. If you haven’t checked Notion out, my hope is that this post will give you […]

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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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3 Things I Do Every Week to Keep Out the Digital Clutter

You’re going to laugh when I tell you how simple this is. This may be one of my shortest posts on the site! No, really. Digital Clutter stems from just a few different automatic actions and doing these three things will help you keep a hold of it once and for all. Here they are: Inbox to Zero Clean off my desktop. Clean out my downloads folder. Inbox to Zero If you’ve been around the site, you may have run across my series on Inbox Zero. Keeping my email inboxes at zero is something I do practice regularly. However, every […]

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How Planning Lessons a Week Ahead Changed My Teacher Life

Anyone who has been teaching for any number of years has encountered all types of teacher planners as their colleagues. You’ve got the day-by-day planner who is a day ahead in what they are doing. There are the 15 minutes before the kids walk in I’m trying to figure out my life and planning lessons on the fly planners. There’s the loosely planned for the week, but I don’t really have anything ready planner. I’ve also seen (my husband) the planned until Christmas and it is only October planner. All mixes of the above are also around. Planning Lessons is […]

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Which Teacher Planner Is Going to Work Best for You and Your Planning Style?

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If I’m going to be honest with you, this is not a review of planners per se. So, if you came here for another one of those posts, this isn’t it. I’m going to tell you my story in hopes that it will help you go through what I went through a little bit more quickly. Everyone has their own unique planning style. If you are a brand new teacher, yay! If you are a seasoned veteran, yay! This post is for both.  I’m going to cover my own personal planning story, things that don’t work or aren’t worth it, […]

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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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How to Use Your Own Planner Layout Ideas to Create a Perfect Spread

If you are reading this post it means you are searching for your own planner peace. There are planner layout ideas in your head that you know will cause you to have the most productive year in the history of ever. Well, I’m here to tell you that there really is no such thing. GASP! No, really. There is an ongoing joke in the planner community about how many planners different people buy each year and how often people switch. Have you read my post about checking your systems? It is normal to change planners and planner layouts (within reason) […]

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How the Notion App Can Really Increase Your Productivity

As someone who LOVES learning about how to be more productive and how to refine my systems, I take notice of recurring tools. One tool that kept popping up in my feeds on Instagram and Facebook was the Notion app and web-based platform. I looked into it and immediately dismissed it because I already had a system in place that worked for me. Here’s the deal though, if you’ve read my post about checking your systems, you know that you really do need to check your systems often. If you don’t know what I mean by systems, check out this […]

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