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: Getting organized for a great school year

Whether you are student, or a parent with kids in school, here are some tips on how to get and stay organized all school year long! The number one tip is, get all school-related dates into your planner immediately, before the school year starts. Sit down with your planner and the school calendar and write […]

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Time management Monday: Which academic year planner is right for you?

It’s time to buy your academic year planner to be ready for the next school year! But how can you know which planner is right for you? Which type of planner you need depends on how you are going to use it. Here are some tips to help you decide which planner will work best […]

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Time management Monday: Update on how Debra is using her Space 24 week + notes planner

You might remember Debra, one of the winners of our 30 Days Apps To Paper Planner Challenge. She showed us awhile back how she is using the Space 24 week + notes planner she won. She recently sent me an update: I have continued to faithfully use my Space 24 planner and I still love […]

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Time management Monday: Subdivide your hours to improve your focus

Here is a constant dilemma at work: people expect you to respond quickly to texts and emails, but you need to focus to get your work done. Replying to messages disrupts your flow and throws your concentration, but people get frustrated when you don’t reply quickly. You spend your whole day reacting, and end up […]

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