Take Back Your Life 14 comments

I am doing another blog challenge this week. I am determined to push myself more because I know I am capable. I am also supporting my fabulous blogging buddy, Joi at Rx Fitness Lady. Her Mini Blog Challenge Party is this week, May 20-26, 2013. Link ups are available also. Today’s topic is Solve a problem for your readers. 

I am the master at telling other people what they should do about X, Y, Z. Following my own advice is a lot trickier. However, I am completely sincere in the knowledge I share. As I have heard many of my elders say, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Several of my readers have commented on not being able to find the time to do various tasks, losing their way once they begin a schedule, and getting bored or overwhelmed when doing projects. I find the best answers online, in books and magazines, and of course from my Momma. 


1. Ask yourself what is preventing you from doing the things you need to do whether it be cleaning, exercising, or getting rid of clothes that your children have outgrown.

2. Close your eyes and imagine how you will feel once that thing/those things you need to complete are done. Imagine what that unorganized space will look like after you manage it.

3. The best book I’ve ever read on tackling projects is Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. Whenever I need to get back on track, I grab this book from my shelf. It guides you step-by-step on taking control of your personal and business life. It has flow charts for next-step actions and helps you be productive in the midst of chaos. It covers e-mails, paper clutter, household projects and schedules, short and long-term goals, maintaining the system once initiated, and dealing with your emotional processing of it all.

Which book or system would you recommend for managing projects?

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14 thoughts on “Take Back Your Life

  • Shanique Roca

    I don't have a book either and I need so much help myself with completing things. I never seem to complete things that i say I will. I have to find someway of holding myself accountable. Visiting from #mbc 🙂

    • BeingAWordsmith

      Happy to connect with you Whitney. Your latest post sounds like you embrace the same love that I've witnessed with fellow bloggers. Thanks for commenting.

  • Andrea

    I'll have to give this a go. I kind of know what holds me back from doing things I should absolutely be doing. Now if I can only move on from that and I'd be in there! #mbc

  • dishofdailylife

    I'm not so much a procrastinator as I am the person that takes on too much. Sometimes I find it hard to balance my schedule with my kids with everything else that needs to get done! I am planning on using some sort of blog planner, because I need it!!!

  • Toya

    I love this!!! I am so over being a procrastinator that I usually wear myself out then procrastinate more calling it a rest LOL… I will have to use some of this advice as well as myown and make some lofe balance.

  • veronica

    Good ideas. I don't like to procrastinate so I usually try to jump right in and get things done UNLESS I have something else I'd rather do. Case in point, I've been needing to call up a company to tell them to either send my product or refund the money they took for the purchase(3 months ago). It is a process I abhor so I keeping putting if off because I'd rather be doing anything else but that. Thanks for the encouragement and advice. Maybe I will get around to it this week.

  • rxfitnesslady

    I love that do as I say and not as I do, lol! This book sounds helpful. I will make a note to check it out. I usually just go with old school to do list. They work for me, all though the list is SUPER long 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

    • BeingAWordsmith

      My to-do lists turn into days and days of the same thing written on twenty different pieces of paper. I try to go digital whenever I can. And save some trees in the process. Enjoyed the #MBC challenge today. Ready for tomorrow.