Planning for Real Life
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It’s a new year and that means time for new goals. It’s irresistible. And I don’t recommend resisting. I love new year goals and resolutions, but they can lead to discouragement unnecessarily. Sometimes we conclude that because we can never reach and maintain our ideal, then it is the ideal bringing us down. We’re tempted to stop trying to clean the house, organize the toys, lose the weight, balance the budget, or train the children because we never reach our … Read More

Homeschool Planning Helps + Giveaway
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Pam Barnhill and I just did a hangout on homeschool planning with Chelli from Planted Trees this Monday (well, I was late to the show because I had to take a child to the doctor for a bad cough). It was a lot of fun! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv88kAVygYA] Find the links mentioned and a discount code at Simplified Organization. Pam is offering a giveaway of her planning sheets expansion pack! You can enter below and also at Simplified Organization, Everyday Snapshots, … Read More

Applying GTD at Home
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So, I’m done with 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers. I thought I would finish up the series with examples from my own implementation (also written two years ago – [grin]). Keep in mind that I wrote the GTD series two years ago and, before writing it, had been working at applying it slowly and steadily for about six months. On top of that, I had read it and picked up a couple tips 3 years before that, and my … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: The Key Principles of Effective Management
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This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series has been all about focusing on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention to what matters. I hope it has been helpful! The Power of the Key Principles: Freedom Through Discipline The last few chapters of Getting Things Done focus on the “stress-free” … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Managing Projects & Hobbies
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This series, 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers, is all about putting into place effective routines and processes so that the routine administrative details of life do not cause undo stress and we, as mothers in the heart of our homes, can peacefully and intentionally make good choices about what to do without feeling like we have a million details pulling us in a million directions at once. Previous Post: Working the Plan & Keeping It Current Project Control: Making … Read More

GTD for Homemakers: Working the Plan & Keeping It Current
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This 31 Days to GTD for Homemakers series focuses on reducing stress and creating effective solutions to better manage realities of life at home. Mothers are the shapers of home atmosphere and home culture; keeping the mundane details under control allows us to direct our attention to what matters. Previous Post: The Occasional Big-Picture Review Making the Right Choices So, if you have everything written down, everything in its own place, and review habits settled, then how does all this … Read More

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