Make Your Mornings Productive and Positive

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: I love waking up early in the morning -- you know, 4.30 a.m or earlier. The quiet is just what I need to reflect, pray, and gather my thoughts as I sit down to write or read and make my morning (and the day ahead) a…

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Cool Lamps for Your Desk

If you have the time and skill necessary, this Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is very cool. If, like me, you have a shortage of both, here are 9 very cool desk lamps that you can buy: 1. Lanterna Table Desk Lamp | $89.10 2. Curved Black LED Desk Lamp | $169.99 3. Holmes Black Robot…

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5 Things You Can Do Today to Have More Time

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Does your schedule feel packed with just about everything under the sun? Are there just not enough hours in a day for you? You’re not alone. Many people feel overworked and drained by the end of a day. But by organizing your schedule and prioritizing…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Do When You’re Unmotivated

When I'm feeling unmotivated, I tend to take that as a sign that I need a break. I'm a fairly motivated person in general, and I've found that pushing through unmotivation -- although sometimes necessary with deadlines and responsibilities -- just leaves me worn out and more unmotivated, while taking a break usually leaves me…

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How to Reach the Finish Line

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Do you have a goal or target that you are working on? Are you having difficulty reaching the finish line? Maybe it is decluttering and organizing your kitchen. Maybe you want to lose 20 pounds by Summer. Maybe you want to build a better relationship…

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When Good Enough is Good Enough

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Are You a Perfectionist? Some of us have perfectionistic tendencies. Others are full blown perfectionists. Either way, these tendencies are usually deep down in our core -- we do them without even thinking. Now granted, there are times when things need to be…

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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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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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