Sunday, August 9, 2009

Time-saving tips

Hi everyone!

I've been away from the computer all day so this is belated, AND I left my camera at home - wise, I know - so no pix from today.

However, the new blog (and giveaway!) will be up tomorrow or Tuesday.
To do a quick recap, today was comprised of...
Breakfast #1: juice
Breakfast #2: 1/2 a whole wheat blueberry waffle, cherries and blueberries at Mike's parents' house
Lunch: fasolada (Greek bean and veggie soup)
Snack: lots of pistachios
Dinner: Yaya's delicious baked sweet potato fries, salad, and corn on the cob
Dessert: too many vegan "trinidad" candies! so addicting!

Since I've been a lame blogger today, I'll leave you with this:

I have to admit that I used to be a Cosmopolitan junkie back in the day.... we are talking many, many years ago! I haven't picked up a copy of it in about a decade. However, my little sis was in town this weekend for a bachelorette party (for a girl I used to BABYSIT... talk about making me feel old lol!!!)... and left a copy for me to peruse.

I stumbled upon an article entitled "Score an Extra Hour a Day Just for Yourself!"

Many of the tips were things you already know ("don't multi-task", "set mini deadlines", etc),but here are my favorite points from the article:

- Complete similar tasks in batches: such as running errands together, returning phone calls, etc. A University of Michigan study found that when you do this you save brain power

- Follow the rule of two: every day pick one work task, and one personal task (such as going out to dinner or going to the gym) to commit to; everything else can get scheduled around them

- The Firefox application LeechBlock lets you pick certain hours of the day when you are "allowed" to use certain websites, like Twitter or YouTube, and likewise it "forbids" you during other times of the day

- Download Isolator (for Macs) or DropCloth (for Windows) which covers up everything on your desktop, including all icons, so all that you see is that document you are currently working on
- sends out subtle white noise to drown out co-worker noise

Just some things to think about as the work week is beginning tomorrow to perhaps make your life easier!
Gratitude Journal:
1. Slept in today
2. Spent some QT with Mike's fam :)
3. Found some "comfy yet still orthoepedic" shoes for my poor, plantar fasciitis-ridden... one Born brand and one Clark's, for work

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :)


  1. Those are some great tips, the computer one is funny. Not allowing myself to use blogs or facebook certain times could get dangerous but also helpful if I need to get other to-do list things done! And you are not a lame blogger, I definetely look forward to your posts!

  2. I slept in today too (8:30) Can't wait for the new site!