You’d think I would be writing a Halloween post…nah. In all things Celtic, this is new year’s eve. Added bonus…candy! For the past two years I have used All Hallows Eve for my goal review. I can get all sorts of reflective with a cup of coco and a comfy chair. What did I accomplish? What do I want to accomplish? What new habits did I form? What held me back? Did my old bad habits hold me back?
I have utilized a book by Lisa Jacobs (she is an online marketing guru) called Your Best Year. I recently purchased her 2018 which you can pick up through Amazon. It covers all the things. As described on the back cover it is a “productivity workbook and online business planner designed to make your most ambitious goals come true.”
I am excited to move onward and learn. I have the plans man but I need some help. With the combination of this book and another online course I am taking, I am going to be unstoppable. Can you feel the excitement? I am ready to take the next step and the scares me just as much as it excites my very core.
I am totally on my way dear friends!
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#Sorrynotsorry but this isn’t a post about Walter White.
It’s about tracking new habits while breaking bad ones. The past few weeks I have accomplished something that I never thought I would. I took my vitamins! I know right? Something so simple. Well, yes and no.
When a flare hits, I don’t care if school keeps. (As my mother is fond of saying.) As much as I would like to have a pause button – life goes on. This month is all about capturing the things that I feel contribute to a flare. As I do, I really wanted to track all of the things but I really did best with the vitamins.
Another key to my wellness is tracking my symptoms. I use an iPhone app to monitor my pain levels, what type of pain, where, what lovely side effects was I dealing with and whether or not I had to take something for the pain. It was a success at the beginning of the month but not so much on this last half.
I won’t dwell on what I could have accomplished because I TOOK MY VITAMINS! Sometimes, just having one thing done means the world to me.
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Photo courtesy KaboomPics
There is one aspect of dealing with my chronic illness that I just can’t seem to move on from. It’s the damn “flare” days. My flares mean I am in bed for hours, sleeping. Unfortunately, it is not a restorative sleep. I am not reading, watching seasons of Gilmore Girls or rearranging furniture – I am down for the count.
I have plans man! Notebooks, mind-maps and planners filled with plans. I am still trying to figure out how to grow a home business of vast proportions so I can supplement my income when I can no longer function on a 9 to 5.
The struggle is real folks.
How do you deal with life’s interruptions?
Thank you for being my friend despite all my deficiencies. Muah!
I have entered into the Komono adventures in de-cluttering – err “tidying up”. In Marie’s World, your stuff has a category. First, it is clothes, then books, then papers. Komono is everything else. It’s the miscellaneous items that make up your everyday living. Hobby items, product samples, makeup…you get the picture.
My komono categories are as follows: Home Office/Hobby, Bathroom, Tools/Supplies and lastly Christmas/Sentimental items. Let me begin by saying, I am a stationery freak. I own quite a few planners (hehe), pens, paintbrushes, glues, and…well, I practically own enough to supply my family and friends with paper and the like for eons. Just back away from my planners.
By this time in the Marie Kondo game of tidying up, letting go of items is becoming a no-brainer. I took at least ten full boxes of notebooks, stickers, and unfinished projects to the thrift store. I expected that this was going to be a gut-wrenching experience. Not so much really. I am beginning to enjoy my tidy space. Things are actually staying in places I designated for their use. WHAT?
I did let go the crappy, inexpensive ring-bound planner covers and opted to lovingly store the expensive ones until such time I am ready to give them a new home. I mean, come on, have you seen my planners?
Next up is the bathroom. I am anxious to see just how many black eyeliners I really do own.
Hello, my name is Lissy and I am a planner girl.
Over the past four years or so I have dived right into the world of paper planning. It’s a nice hobby of collecting all sorts of things for the use of planning – pens, stickers, paper, washi tape – if it can be used, I has it!
Sadly, I am finding that I have planner angst. I define this as a “need to set-up a system of planning incessantly”. One moment, I’m all about a traveler’s notebook, then I think I would be better suited using my Hobonichi, while I’m over here setting up another bullet journal. It’s exhausting me. I have been a paper planner since I arrived to the corporate world many moons ago. I have even took a plain notebook and made my own. This really shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Even with this damn illness I am a girl with plans – somewhere. You can’t get much done if you are constantly changing it all up. It doesn’t help that I am coming into another planner season (we have two, the start of the academic year and a January start). Will I need a planner for my finances? for tracking my health? oh, but did you see that new cover that came out? All the while, my lovely plans get scrapped for a new notebook, stamp set or pen.
Ok, I do admit that I my addictive personality is adoring all the commotion I am causing. We’re going to go set up a new bullet journal in just a few. See what I mean? I offer no solution because I have yet to find one. But, I won’t stop trying until I have all the planners!!
If you are curious about what I am talking about in regards to Hobonichi, bullet journals or paper planning in general – drop me a line. I have loads of information to share.