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 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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Canva For Educators: Why I Love This Free Tool

When I started on my blog journey this year, I discovered a POWERFUL tool that I’ve added to my arsenal: Canva. Holy crap is this thing a powerhouse of awesome. For my blog stuff, I use it to create my pins, Instagram posts (btw, don’t forget to follow me if you don’t already: @creatingtimeforlife), and more. After learning of its power and ease, I then turned it loose on everything in my classroom as well! The best part: as an educator, you can use all the awesome features for free! Canva for educators is FREE. So this post is going […]

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How an Effective To-Do List Can Rock Your Productivity

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Who doesn’t love a good to-do list?  Don’t you enjoy writing all your stuff down for the day and scratching off each item with satisfaction when you finish it?  It is a wonderful feeling.  Chances are though, that you could be using to-do lists in a better way.  Keep reading to find out about how to use this tool to get more done and feel accomplished each day. The Typical To-Do List You start your day and get to work.  Suddenly, you realize you have several small tasks you’ll need to get done during the day.  Then, out pops the […]

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Inbox Zero: Part 3 – Email Management

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Here we are at Part 3, which is all about email management and how to keep your inbox zero going!  You now understand what Inbox Zero is and you’ve cleaned your inbox like crazy.  If you don’t, go back and read Part 1 and Part 2! If you’re ready, now what?  You maintain it! Maintaining this is actually quite easy and will leave you wondering why you weren’t doing this all along.  It involves three major points: Pick just two or three times a day to process your email inbox. Process it fully every time. When you fall off the […]

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