3 things I want to do this Holiday season

Hello my dears and Happy Holidays! As I write this, my mother is in the kitchen preparing the turkey for the Christmas dinner, there's carols on the radio and around town there are some people carrying bags with supplies to cook later today. It's easy to get stressed or anxious about the Christmas cookies, burning the special ...

5 questions for 2012′s New Year Resolutions

I wished for a quiet year in 2011 - a year with my family, friends, new home, and work. I wished for no big changes, no surprises, and good sleep. I got all minus the last one. But I compensated by learning to cook and experimenting in my new kitchen. Now in 2012 I have almost ...

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, ...

1 year of Life Toolkit! Best posts & Coaching challenge

So one year of blogging passed away, quite fast.   What happened during this time? Looking back... - I started blogging like crazy, read all I could on SEO and social network promoting, then decided I should just let my readers unfold as they come. And that's how I got to this steady, smallish base of you ...

Career Coaching: why long term plans pay off

Do you have a 5 year career plan? Does your current job make you happy? If not, have you thought about what it would take to improve? In these times of crisis, when most people would be happy doing just any job, I think it's critical that we define what provides a fair level of enjoyment - and ...

Life Management – Are you getting the best out of the first 2010 quarter?

At the beginning of 2010 I posted this yearly planner online. As mentioned, setting 10 (or one, or two) New Year's Resolutions is not going to help you much. Oh, ok, writing them down and posting them (like Leo of Zen Habits suggests here) is gonna get you a bit more focused. But what really helps is ...

Idea of the Week – How to create Productivity Structures

It's early February now, and I wonder how many of us kept their New Year's Resolutions. Or whatever goals we set for ourselves a few months ago. I wrote here about how to set simple, kind-of-motivating New Year's Resolutions, that will still keep you going - yes, even mid-February!. And then I wrote here about the ...

Build a Life Changing Habit

If you haven't read at least one article on New Year's Resolutions (yeah, I've got my own)  in the past two weeks, you've been living on another planet. Or don't read blogs too often. Now, as the buzz on New Year's Resolutions wears off, phew, we can all go back to our usual life-consuming boredom. ...Can we? In ...

Effectiveness Tip no. 2 – New Year’s Resolutions

People start December with a heavy weight on their shoulders. It's called making New Year's Resolutions. I'd say, more important than making new resolutions is checking up on the ones you did last year. If you haven't thought about them since February, you should get a better planning in place for this year. Step 1. Check up on ...