Month Theme for February 2020: Working Through Challenges

On the first Wednesday of each month we have a post with the month’s theme. The month theme is something to think about, journal about, include in your daily intentions, and/or be mindful of all month. It’s also a good topic for folks doing our Page Per Day Challenge. When I did last month’s review, […]

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Time management Monday: Preview your month

The beginning of the month (or even better, the end of the previous month) is a good time to preview your upcoming month. Look through your planner and see what is coming up in the following categories: Events: What events are happening this month? Be aware of your level of effort in preparing for each […]

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Month Review for January 2020: Wins This Month

Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews! Monthly reviews help you see what worked well and what didn’t in the past month. This helps you prepare for success in the next month. Doing monthly reviews regularly can help you stay on track with your goals and […]

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Daily Journaling Prompts for February 2020

Continuing our series on daily journaling prompts, here is a list of journaling topics for every day for the upcoming month! This gives everyone some new ideas for journaling, and can help take the pressure off to think of something to journal about every day, especially for people doing our Page Per Day Challenge. Some […]

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Time management Monday: How to use weekly and daily planners at the same time

Using a weekly planner with a daily planner gives you the best of both worlds: the overview of your week plus goal setting in your weekly planner, and daily details in your day per page planner. Here’s how to use both together. Use your weekly planner for forward planning, goal setting, and monthly reviews:  A […]

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Kraaft Shaak drawings and watercolor paintings on Clairefontaine Pastelmat

Heather’s Daily Art Adventures at the Kraaft Shaak has some recent videos using Clairefontaine Pastelmat, which is paper with a texture specifically designed to be used with pastels. But as she discovered, it works great with watercolors too! In this video, Heather does an amazing picture of Sophie the dog using Derwent pastel pencils on […]

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Writing Wednesday: InCoWriMo in February!

February 1st is the start of InCoWriMo! During International Correspondence Writing Month, participants hand write and mail or deliver one letter, card, postcard or note every day for the month of February. Of note: these have to be written by hand (for the personalized experience) and you have to actually send/ deliver the correspondence! It […]

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Time management Monday: Benefits of using an undated planner

“Undated planner” may sound like an oxymoron. Why use a planner if it doesn’t have dates? There are many advantages to using an undated planner. Without the restriction of pre-printed dates, you are free to use your planner whenever and however you need! Here are some tips: Start any time: A huge advantage of using […]

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Book review: Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey

I’m a long-time fan of Charlie Gilkey’s website Productive Flourishing, so when I found out he had published a book, I was very excited to read it! Charlie is a productivity guru and guide for entrepreneurs and creatives. He has a really interesting background: he’s ABD for a PhD in philosophy, and was a lieutenant […]

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