“Life Toolkit” Planners

  I haven't written in a while. Between raising a 1 year old, taking care of the house, and managing my own free time and sanity, I somehow found a mental space to ask myself: "If I were, in this one year away from work, to do something else, something that truly defines me, what would it be?"  After ...

A Gratitude Planner

By Thursday, March 31, 2016 0 Permalink

A few months ago I read Martin Seligman's Flourish, and while I knew some of the concepts (he is the founder of the Positive Psychology concept), I hadn't tried actually writing a gratitude list at the end of every day. Turns out, it was one of the happiest and most fulfilled periods of my life. It's also ...

Take it easier during the Holiday season. Here’s one simple idea.

In case you feel rushed, stressed, pressed, pulled from side to side...take a deep breath. And keep hope that it will turn out just fine. You know that saying Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end. According to Stephen Covey, one of the main things happier people do is keep ...

Erin Condren Life Planner – Review after 3 months!

I recently bought an Erin Condren Life Planner, after - of course! - a lot of thinking and analyzing options (find the process and the other options here). After I've been asked to write a review, here's how the colourful little planner helped me so far: 1. It's pricey, but it stands out. Not your average business planner, ...

How to leave work on time and enjoy life more

Usually when I talk to people about their workload, they say they just can't leave early, and find various excuses: - "my work is not done" - "I have too much on my plate and need to finish it today" - "there's an important deadline tomorrow" - "I was in meetings all day and now I have to catch ...

Procrastination – why it’s hopeless and what you can still do about it

Note: Procrastination is the nasty habit of postponing things that need to get done. All the time. On the other hand, if you're not so familiar with Procrastination, you might not be needing this article, because you're a very happy and efficient person. So much has been written in the Productivity Bloging realm about Procrastination - two of ...

4 steps to regaining balance

I don't know about you, but this early spring has been extremely hectic for me. I've moved to a new house two months ago, and much of my thinking and dreaming revolved around French style furniture and budget lists that were overspent. On top of that, I've recently traversed the best and most consuming period ...

How to be an awsome Project Manager

"Not everyone can be a Project Manager" it is said. Or at least, that's what I heard in a conversation yesterday. "You should be able to see what's coming, control the steps, and take over when things are not working properly. Yes, you can learn the technicalities, but to be a really good Project Manager, ...

How to choose your 2011 Planner

In about 15 years of using organizers (yes, I started early), I experimented quite a few solutions. And now, the market is more diversified than ever, offering various types of organizers, agendas, planners, notebooks, all colours, shapes, types, sizes, filled with all possible templates for organizing mostly any life. So, out of a large array of choices, ...

The one simple thing that will help you get organized

People tell me I'm structured, analytical and organized. (of course, more often than not, they also tell me I'm strange, moody, and inconsistent). (I think the two sides make quite an interesting combination, and I don't intend to change either of them). Anyways, along time I've experimented (as you can tell by the posts on this blog) with ...