Unravelling a New Year

January 20, 2010

Many of you know about a little e-course called Unravelling that my friend Cass and I took over the summer. If you haven't seen it yet, you can find it on Susannah's lovely blog...ink on my fingers...and if you love photography or journalling and you want to learn more about yourself (and maybe make a few new online friends) it's definitely worth a look.

Anywho...Susannah has provided a lovely little worksheet for Unravelling The Year Ahead to anyone who would like to connect with where they are today and where they would like to go over the next year. It's creative and insightful and even answering just one of the questions can provide motivation for a joyful and fulfilling year.

The first question is "What is your word for 2010?" Last year my word was "joyful" as noted in the title of my special little blog, but as I start a new year, I think a new word to live by is in order. Joyful will forever be the emotion that I wish to feel for the rest of my life, but what would be a good word to motivate, generate, and inspire me through the new year?

*ponder, ponder, ponder*

*think, think, think*

Hmmmm. I think I'm going to need a little help with this one. Maybe Christine Kane can help me with her Word of the Year Discovery Tool.
What would yours be?

A Perfect Match

January 14, 2010

I love the new marketing campaign from Frito-Lay for their Dips & Chips. Now, I can't say that I have had the product, nor can I say that these cute little commercials make me want to each chips and dip. However, I can say that the next time I have a hunger for chips and dip I will be more inclined to buy the Dips & Chips because these commercials make me feel-so-good. Enjoy!

Busy, Busy, Busy

January 13, 2010

There's a great new website that helps keep track of your daily to do lists. It's called TeuxDeux.com. Get it? Teux = To and Deux = Do. So creative.

On this site you can create a free account and enter in everything on your too do list for that day. If you are someone like me who works at your computer for 8 hours a day it's a great little tool. I just keep the screen open and periodically check in to mark off tasks as I do them or add new ones as they come up.

I know. I know. You can use Outlook to make a task list, but what fun is that?!?!?

The greatest feature of this fancy little to do list, I think, is the automatic transfer of undone to dos to the next day. If you don't quite make it through the list (let's face it...that happens more often than not) it automatically moves it to the next day of the week. Voila!

You can even drag items to different days if you change you mind and decide to procrastinate until next week! (Honest truth...I love anything that can help me to procrastinate.)

The next-greatest feature on the site (maybe the greatest depending on who you are) is the Someday section at the bottom where you can add to dos that you really want to get to but just can't assign a day to yet.

So...if you're in need of a little daily organization I encourage you to check it out.