Self-Control: The Root System for a Good Life

The following post is from Jeff of My Super-Charged Life: Do you have self-control? Typically, we recoil at the thought of restraint. After all, we are free adults. We should be able to do as we please. However, sometimes what pleases us isn’t always what’s best for us. For example, it is best to use…

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How to Free Yourself with a No-Do List

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: We all have our daily, weekly, and monthly to-do lists. But what about a No-Do List? What’s that? Well, quite simply a no-do list is a list of activities that you resolve NOT to do on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. It is a…

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Book List: Personal Development

As we kick off the new year (although I guess it’s not too new anymore…), I wanted to share some book recommendations for your reading list this year. These are books that I’ve read, are on my to-read list or come highly recommended from others. Whether your 2011 goals center around time management, organizing, simplifying…

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Printable Time Management Quadrants to Help You Manage Your To-Do List

In 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey talks about the idea of balancing urgent tasks with the truly important ones, an idea that Charles Hummel also wrote about in the 1960s in Tyranny of the Urgent. This grid was created based on these principles, and I've reproduced it in classic Life Your Way…

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Kitchen Timers to Help You Get More Done

Many time management experts and productivity gurus recommend using a timer of some sort to help you stay on task and get more done. Whether you set the timer for "just" 15 minutes to motivate yourself to get started on a goal or to keep yourself from wasting hours on Facebook, a timer provides a…

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40 Productivity Hacks to Make 2011 Your Best Year…Ever!

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: What better way to start the New Year than by boosting productivity and getting more done right at the start? Here are 40 of the best tips and ways to get more productive and be more peaceful while meeting goals, realizing resolutions and just getting…

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The Only 2 Things You Need To Do To Improve

The following post is from Sherri of Serene Journey and Zen Family Habits: I think it's human nature to strive for bigger, better, faster, etc... Doing this has gotten us to where we are as a society as a whole. We are a lot more efficient and productive than we were 10 or 20 years…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

I love to ask my girls -- and really any kid -- what they want to be when they grow up. In our house, the answer changes regularly and has included everything from an underwater photographer to an Olympic swimmer. Sometimes, I think we also need to ask ourselves this question as adults. I've held…

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Are You Packing Too Heavy?

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: We all want to get more done in less time. If you look at magazine covers and article headlines, they all promise you ways to do more stuff. At the same time, we all feel the pressure of our to-do lists, our calendars,…

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Free Printable 2011 Calendar Planner Pages

Last week I shared a simple 2011 printable calendar with you. Sarah created these matching printable planner pages, which are 5.5" x 8.5" planner pages with extra margin on the left side for hole punching, and she offered to share them with the the Life Your Way readers! Click here to view or download this…

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