Organizing & Productivity

Goal Setting for True Happiness

If you’re most people, you set goals, and when you reach them, there’s this moment of bliss. But that moment fades quickly, and you’re left feeling exactly as you were before. While everyone’s goals may be different, the reason reaching those goals doesn’t result in a long-lasting change to your happiness level is because the goals are designed to! They’re achievement-based: make a certain salary, reach a certain career level, own a beach house or a specific car, etc.…

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Get Your Mind Organized

They say an organized room signifies an organized mind, and vice versa. So, if your resolutions for the year include getting more organized, you may want to start with your brain. These ten items are the perfect place to start! Keep Written Lists Remembering a lot of things, whether a grocery list, task list, or anything else, takes up valuable resources in your brain. And, though you may not be aware of it, trying to keep it all in…

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Planning and Goal Setting

The uncertainty of the last couple of years makes it even more important to get crystal clear on where you’re going for the coming year. And that means goal-setting. What have you learned from the past few years? One thing I learned is that anything and everything can happen! I’m more than ready to put these rollercoaster years in the rearview mirror and plan for the future. How about you? Setting Goals You may have goals for many aspects…

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How to Replace Vital Documents

Maybe you’ve not always been very organized. Maybe documents got lost in a move or fire. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself needing to replace vital documents such as a birth certificate or passport, don’t despair! It can be done. Social Security Card Often, providing your social security number is sufficient, but there are times when you may still have to show the actual card. When starting a new job, registering for college classes, or applying for Medicaid,…

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Science-Backed Benefits of Gratitude

You’ve probably heard that “an attitude of gratitude” can change your life. But does it really? These science-backed benefits of gratitude demonstrate the many ways it will improve your life. To delve deeper, check out Happier Human. 1. Makes You More Popular In two separate studies, participants who were 10% more grateful received 17.5% more social capital. Why? Gratitude makes you nicer, more trusting, more social, and more appreciative. Thus, it helps form new relationships and deepens existing ones.…

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