Recently I reviewed 5 alternative todo lists, from using elastic bands to framing your list. Since then, I’ve gone a little bit crazy for productivity apps and tips. So, here’s five shiny, new discoveries of how to keep organised. I owe the discovery of most of these to the wonderful Reddit productivity community – thank you! I recommend joining their network for daily advice and inspiration.
Most motivated people seem to have an ongoing ‘to-do list’. It’s usually about five years old, scrunched up in your bag and has more scribbles on it than a colouring book. Although that looks like a clear sign of a ‘go-getting’, motivated person, whether anything gets done on that list is another matter. If, like me, your old-school ‘to-do list’ needs a bit of an upgrade, read on for a few ideas.
Last week, the finale of Wayward Pines aired and it did not disappoint! It was filled with discoveries, shockers and death – much like an average day of adulthood :| Sure, we could talk about the overarching meaning about life and the future in WP. Or, we could just use it to complain about getting older…
[EXTRA WARNING: SERIOUSLY, LIKE THE WHOLE PLOT SPOILERS]
Last week I started writing about being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness for the first time. I thought it would just be a new challenge for my writing, maybe attract a few different readers, that’s all. I didn’t expect that when I started writing, I wouldn’t be able to stop. It’s been pretty therapeutic for me so far, and I hope it’s been enlightening for other people who are interested. So, today I’m going to start from the very beginning…
Today I want to share a few great blogs, articles and general-internet-stuffs that I’ve read this week. There’s so much good stuff out there and I just want to share a few of my favourite finds!
I spent the first thirteen years of my life being brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness, the next few years being parented by a Jehovah’s Witness and the last few trying to work out my feelings towards the religion. I still haven’t worked out those feelings but I’m starting to notice the ways that my religious upbringing has affected me. I haven’t found many blogs or first hand accounts of being a JW; the few that are out there are very factual lists that don’t really give an impression of life as a JW. So, I thought it would be good to capture a few candid experiences and feelings that I have about the religion before I become a bitter old woman!
I have a kind of code that I sometimes speak to my family with. It’s generally used when we’re discussing the bigger issues in life; careers, relationships, money, religion, etc. I also find I use the ‘code’ more often when I’m speaking to older relatives who have an entirely different world view than I do. The intention of the ‘code’ is partly to be kind to my faint-hearted relatives and partly to selfishly save face! See if you use any of these too…
People often laugh at the idea of middle-aged men having a mid-life crises; buying a sports car, dating a younger woman and wearing an inappropriate silk shirt. In fact, I used to laugh at it myself. That was until I exprienced something startlingly similar myself… the quarter-life crisis. Except, in my case, I bought a motorbike, tried to become self-employed and attempted to become vegetarian. Potato potato.
I must admit, this is really just home truths of my own childhood. No mass research or polls were taken during the making of this blog. Though, I am hoping a flurry of other only children will come to the forefront saying ‘I was that weird too!’ (Please…)
1. Assume that every creak is a murderer hiding in my house.
2. Check every cupboard and gap for intruders.
3. Put on the kettle and then never actually make a hot drink.
It’s not the same when you’re not sharing a cuppa.