Sunday, October 19, 2008

Time Management is a Misnomer

Understand Setting Priorities

Webster's defines MANAGE (the word from which management is derived) as, "to control the movement or behavior of." You can't control the movement or the behavior of time. It is finite. There are only 24 hours in a day -- period. The definition itself sets up time management for failure. So the issue is not how to manage your time; the issue is how to prioritize your time. There's a big difference!

Keeping your day on track can often times be a challenge in today's schedule hectic environment. Stephanie LH Calahan provides 8 short tips to use to make your day go smoother. I have learned so much from her weekly newsletters and this particular article is most helpful for me. I hope it is for you too!

Link to Scheduling and Planning Keeping on Track

Have a productive week!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Do you worry? I absolutely love ...

I get the magazine and online newsletters. I spend very little time for myself and this is my fun, self-improvement, staying in touch with reality reading. This week there is an article about
Worried? 10 Ways to Soothe Your Fears. It is worth a peek, a short five pages and the suggestions make sense.

How many times have you sat and worried? Perhaps in bed, at your desk, in the studio, in your car, at the computer? Do you stare at the wall at times trying to figure out a worrisome situation? I do. Now isn't that a big waste of time? One solution: take a 10-minute break. I've tried it and it does work.

Go check out the other nine-- they are just as easy.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Crafts & Tips, Oh My

I started out the month behind-- being out of town the first of October. After getting through a tough project and over a short sick spell, I am even more behinder. (I know, that's not a word.) I am in a composing funk as well.

I am highlighting a link to some fantastic crafts and tips for the Halloween season. This is my designer friend, the fabulous
Brenda Pinnick's Blog that can always be found here on my list of Designer Blogs. Brenda has made a cute ghost card using her Sizzix clear stamps. HER stamps, as in she designed them, Sizzix made them and you can buy them. These are from her Halloween collection. She has several die themes with Sizzix. Her paper sets can be found on QVC.

Be sure to check out the other links Brenda provides in her blog for more Terrorific Tuesday projects. I hope you find something inspiring make. Margot Potter's run with scissors charm bracelet is on my list :)

Happy October!


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