Alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” Challenge

Alternatives to the "17 Before 2017" challenge, for when you don't have the time or energy.

Have you heard of the “17 Before 2017” list, where you challenge yourself to achieve 17 things before the start of the new year? (Mine is embedded below if you want to check it out.)If it sounds intriguing but you’re worried you might not have the time to complete it, read on for my alternatives to the “17 Before 2017” challenge, some of which will only require a few minutes of your time, and one of which (#9) will actually SAVE you time. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How I Plan My Days

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days, including why I do it, and what I use.

I talk a lot over here about the importance of scheduling to ensure you’re not only getting your daily tasks done but also that you’re making progress towards your “big picture” goals. Today I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days and weeks, so you can see if I’m walking the walk.I’ll share the exact process I go through to ensure I’m making the most of my time and always progressing towards my personal and business goals, including the tools I use and how I break down my days. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Remember Everything — Use A Bullet Journal

How many times have you forgotten something important? Or even something trivial? How many times have you had a great idea in the shower or in the middle of the night and foolishly told yourself you’d remember it? How many times have you forgotten an appointment or a piece of information? How many times have you come home with a bag full of groceries, and then had to go back for the milk? Yup, yup, yup, yup, yup. Been there. For me, I’ve never been able to keep a journal or a scrapbook for any prolonged period of time, but… Onwards! ->

My Current Planner Set-Up (From The Gogglebox To Your Eyeballs)

  IT’S HERE!   I finally bit the bullet and recorded a video for the site. I kept putting it off and putting it off (the reasons for which I’ve outlined in the video) but I decided I needed to start practicing what I preach and GET MY SHIT TOGETHER. So I did. And it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. (Isn’t that always the way?) Praise jebus for iMovie because I don’t know what I would’ve done without it. As it is, the editing is pretty minimal. But without iMovie, I dread to think how… Onwards! ->

Brain Dump — What It Is & How To Do It

  And then it was December. The next few weeks are my favourite time of year. First there’s Christmas, when I get to spend quality time with family, and my house is full of joy and laughter and warmth and colour. (And chocolate.) Then comes the New Year, full of hopes and dreams and the start of a better life. It’s the time of year I feel most motivated and most full of excitement at the possibility of positive change. (And the most sure that I’ll finally kick the chocolate addiction.) This year, the motivation kicked in a little early.… Onwards! ->

The Proper Way To Use A Planner

  Do you use a planner? You should. They free up valuable space in your brain, and make it far less likely that you’ll forget anything ever again. Remembering to do things and being punctual are two basic trademarks of someone with their shit together. It’s no secret that I’m a planner nerd (a plannerd, if you will). For me, they walk that wonderful line between being functional and beautiful. For now, I’ll focus on the functional aspect, because you should get your shit together BEFORE you make your shit pretty. The two most important aspects a planner should have… Onwards! ->