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Tag Archives: de-clutter
Here we are in January. We are past the rush and thrill of the holidays. My students are early in their second semester efforts. Those who are”on top of things” have already started working on their tasks. Magazines and newspapers … Continue reading
Normally when I set up my work schedule, which means which student I tutor when, the schedule remains fairly predictable. So far this year, that has not been the case. As a matter of fact, over the course of the … Continue reading
What did this past week make you say>? Did you have some specific goals in mind when the week began? Did you have a list of things to do? If so, was it written or mental? Was it long or … Continue reading
How can I gain perspective? Yes, of course I can de-clutter, organize my time, write, blog, and exercise. I can focus on what is important and let the rest go. We all know that. What are other ways to gain … Continue reading
I have been pondering the shifting sands of life lately. I have given a lot of thought to new directions and paths. I have come to realize, no I have come to remember something important about myself. Perhaps it is … Continue reading
I am sure you have seen the programs, articles, or books about de-cluttering. You know the usual advice: “Separate into 3 separate piles what you are going to throw away, what you are going to give away, and what is … Continue reading
”Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ― Mother Teresa. I think there is so much wisdom in that quote. It can be overwhelming to consider how to live your … Continue reading
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”~ Ralph Marston. Some days and weeks are so busy for me. This month has been a series of days like that. As a result I have lost my plan! I drive … Continue reading
For tutors this is a busy time of year. No Child Left Behind Tests (Called AIMS in AZ) are in progress. Finals loom on the horizon in about 6 weeks. My current students are hard at work, and I am … Continue reading
There are days that I think simply ARE hallelujah days. Days when it seems there is reason to have a joyful spirit. Today is Thursday. I love Thursdays…it is a day when I take stock of the week thus far. … Continue reading
Ok. Let me preface everything I am going to say with the absolute fact that I am moved beyond measure by every blogger I read. The posts, the poetry, the photographs, the Scriptural teachings, the outlooks on life…. just as … Continue reading
Today when my husband was on his computer he noticed that a number of my posts had some embedded advertisement videos in them. He asked why I had put them there. Of course, I hadn’t. When I logged into wordpress … Continue reading
Do you work too much or too little?. Can I say both? There are some things I spend too much time doing (at times my regular work)—and some things I work at too little—(keeping things organized and systemized at home). … Continue reading
I stumbled upon a method to get some of my files organized. For a long time, I was thinking like a secretary/office manager. I would put various papers into file folders and stick them in a file cabinet. Of course, … Continue reading
I love to browse at the Goodwill store. You never know what you will find. The other day I stopped in to make a donation. After I had done that I made a quick stop inside the store to see … Continue reading
Try to think about nothing: what happens?.I did manage to think of nothing for a little bit. I was like stretching out on my back in a canoe and just floating. For awhile it was so relaxing it was like … Continue reading
Do you find yourself just going through the motions day after day? Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut? Do you feel overwhelmed by life? I do—quite often these days. With all of the health issues … Continue reading
What keeps you up at night?. A few things keep me up at night. The main thing is the sleeplessness that apparently is the hallmark of my menopausal life. Sigh. I would love to sleep every night, but sometimes I … Continue reading
Topic #21 Here’s today’s topic idea, brought to you by Plinky.com: What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010? And how do you plan to top it in 2011 (perhaps by completing your blogging challenge!). I can answer … Continue reading
Topic #20 What’s the most important thing you’re putting off? And why haven’t you done it yet? What do you need to make it happen? I would say that the most important thing is having my files (especially expenses) organized … Continue reading