Time management Monday: When trying to have goals can actually be counterproductive

These days, goal-setting is everywhere you look. You should have daily goals; weekly goals; monthly goals; year goals; 3 and 5 and 10 year goals; and lifetime goals. That’s great if you have your goals figured out; go get ’em! But if you don’t have it all figured out yet, do not beat yourself up […]

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Time management Monday: How to break down your annual goals into monthly action steps

In this post I showed you how to determine your big priorities for the upcoming year. In today’s post I’ll show you how to break down your priorities into goals for the year, and action steps for each month. The Life Noted planner has pages that help you evaluate different areas of your life, and […]

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Time management Monday: How to set and achieve your goals like successful people do

Last Monday we talked about how to find focus with your goals. Now we’ll talk about the hard part: actually doing the things. So often people set goals for themselves and don’t reach them. Why? What makes some people successful at reaching their goals while others fail? The secret is their mindset. You have to […]

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How to Focus on your Big-Picture Priorities

Like many of us, you probably feel like your attention is pulled in all directions at once. You want to do well at work/ school, and in your relationships. You want to take care of your health and be financially stable. You also want to read more, and expand your opportunities. Where to begin?? Start […]

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Time management Monday: Think ahead for the back-to-busy time

    I started to write this article with the usual back-to-busy advice: make sure you have all the stuff you need for the upcoming months; create morning and evening routines to simplify your days; plan your week to include meal planning and grocery shoppping; etc. It’s true, all those things will help the busy […]

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Time management Monday: Students and Teachers: Evaluate Your School Year and Plan For Next Year

Students and teachers, it’s time to review your school year so you can start planning for the next one! Take the opportunity to look back at your year, see what worked well, and figure out what you need to work on. Doing this now will help you be more successful next school year, and beyond. […]

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