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How to get “Unstuck”

“Unstuck” is available for iPad. Image via the app store.

You know when you have a really difficult decision to make or a project to start and you just can’t seem to get it? Procrastination can be a debilitating thing and leave you stuck for too long. I recently got turned on to a life-changing (and free!) app called “Unstuck.” This amazing iPad app is like having a life coach in the palm of your hand! It can help:

  • set goals and make plans
  • make decisions
  • get help overcoming obstacles
  • deal with major changes
  • find motivation

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A List to Remember

9/11 Memorial - South Pool

9/11 Memorial – South Pool (Photo credit: happyskrappy)

As we look back 12 years ago – no doubt people will be talking about “where they were” when the world changed on September 11, 2001.

I’ve told my story time and time again but today I want to share a very important list with you: a list of the men and women who didn’t return home on that historic day. This is what you should be thinking about.

This list should give you pause – and make you step back and really look at what is important in your life. Sometimes the items on your to-do list don’t really matter that much after all. Take the time to connect with your loved ones instead and really think about your wonderful life.

Here are the names of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on 9/11:

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Making Your To-Do List “Stick”


Grocery List
Sunday is my day for catching up on things I missed during the week, getting a head start on tasks for the week ahead, and getting to zero inbox

With a limited number of hours in the day, there is only so much that can be accomplished. I’m someone who hates to go to bed with a task left unfinished, but sometimes with a big empty Sunday ahead of me I can get a little ambitious. I’ve found though that if you set yourself up for small wins by limiting your to-do list you’ll feel more accomplished at the end of the day. It’s much easier to get 3 things done than 30. It’s just simple math – and I’m terrible at math but trust me, it’s true!

This method can be used to increase productivity at work, plan social events, and even limit overspending at the grocery store!

Not convinced? Here’s a list of reasons to limit your to-do list to a post-it: Read more

Creative Products for the Ultimate List Enthusiast

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to business as usual. Given my love for lists, I thought it might be fun to feature some creative list and organization inspired products. I found some crazy stuff, including notebook paper and pencil socks! Am I the only one who would love to wear those? These are a few more of my favorite finds:
 
I would love to drink my green tea out of this mug!
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Find the Best Way to Keep Your Lists

 

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Sometimes the hardest part about list making is deciding where to keep your lists. It can be handy to use an app on your phone, or a program like Evernote, where you can access your lists anywhere, anytime online. Using paper has its benefits, too — every finished task comes with the
satisfaction of crossing the item off your list.  Read more