Have you ever read the children's book, "The Phantom Tollbooth"? In it we meet the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit. Our hero Milo asks,
"But why bother?"
"Because my young friends," he muttered sourly, "what could be more important than doing unimportant things? If you stop to do enough of them, you'll never get to where you're going". He punctuated his last remark with a villainous laugh.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! I do so love that part of the Wizard of Oz as they walk in lock step along the yellow brick road. But truthfully, who has time for that?
Welcome to Part 2 of our Digital Life Series. Today we're diving into a foundational app, calendars! Most of us already have a calendar on our phone but let's talk about how to transition from our day planners to our online calendars.
We've come a long way. This is part four of our series. Thanks for sticking with us. There is nothing easy about losing loved ones. I hope you're collecting your stories and moving forward at your own pace.
As the holiday season rolls out the red carpet some of us sigh in delight. Just as many of us sigh, feeling "meh". That feeling that the magic of the season just isn't what it once was. We look around and just can't seem to get into the flow of the season. Even when in your heart you're positive this is your favorite season.
Do you find yourself missing out on the Joy of the Season due to being run down, over busy, or just blah? You're not alone. For all the sparkle and presents, the Holiday season can be hard.
I have a pillow that sits in my living room that reads, "Support your local wildlife, have children." This nicely sums up that I think my children, now teens, are mostly feral. However, Suzanna Kaye, professional organizer has a super sweet awesome 7 year old, so there is still a great deal of hope at her house.
Check out this great facebook live (okay, facebook video that was recorded in advance but aired at the same time as the live).
Spark Organizing has heard the same stories. Stories of elves that make shoes, increasing business productivity while the owners slept. Then the stories about house elves that did little chores making life easy. Our hearts went pitter-patter and we all WANTED.
Batching. When I hear this my brain goes straight to chocolate chip cookies. Yes, that's right, a batch of chocolate chip cookies. My brain has already created a fantasy of them hot and fresh but that's not really what we're going to cover right now.
Nope, this is TASK BATCHING.
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