Category Archive: Getting Things Done

On wanting both

I’m trying something new – for those of you who, like me, find it tough to sit down and actually read a blog post, I’ve recorded myself loosely reading this one for you. It’s a little awkward, and not really how I talk, but it’s a first try so whatever. Let me know what you […]

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The External Brain

The 2017 Self-Care Project: Entry #9 Achim is a pretty techy guy. I nerd-brag about what a good modern handyman he is. He fixes our broken screens himself, even took apart a ricemilk soaked laptop and was able to revive it. He always knows about new geeky things well before I do and he’s pretty […]

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When better isn’t best

The 2017 Self-Care Project: Entry #7 This week I am just taking a minute to refocus. I think I got a little off track there, at least in my head, and somehow all this thinking about self-care and learning to take better care of myself started quietly morphing into self-improvement and learning to BE BETTER. It […]

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Balance feels better!

I did it! It’s still Sunday because I haven’t slept yet! Entry #2 of the 2017 illustrated self-care project. As was to be expected, I went a little over the top this week. They won’t all be this elaborate! It was my first real go at an autobiographical “comic” type thing (besides the Goal Guide), […]

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100 Days of How Things Are

Hey Guys! So, I can’t believe it, but it’s that time of year again. The 100 Day Project is on! I feel like I just finished the last one. This time last year I was the pregnant mama to one curious toddler, now my little baby is a whopping (she really is whopping, cheeks for miiiiles) […]

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What’s an Introvert, Really?

Woah guys, woah. I just had a major Aha. I’ve just learned what an introvert really is – I thought I knew! But I didn’t. I always thought is was about how you feel energized, whether it’s with people or through solitude. Sort of, but not exactly. I am viscerally excited by this new information, which as I […]

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Creativity tip: Tiny toolkits

A while back, I wrote about my grand plan to put out more frequent, shorter, simpler posts. For example, I thought I would share tiny great ideas. So far I’ve done it exactly once. Ha! Typical Elena. Brevity is not my thing. But today I have a little tip for you, if you’re trying to weasel in time for […]

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Goal Setting Guide Revisited

At last! I’ve wanted to revamp the goal guide pretty well since I first posted it. A few people mentioned that the long, scrolling format was kinda hard to follow and frankly, I agree. The new year seemed like a good time to clean it up and give it a run. I’ve made it into sensible distinct pages, […]

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Love Story: Returning November 9th!

Sooooo, part of the idea behind finishing the love story in 30 days was to have it wrapped up before my sister and her husband and baby boy arrived here in Germany (from Canada!) on the 22nd, but of course, that didn’t happen. So it goes. And now we are in full swing familyville. We’ve got […]

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Good Idea #1: Two tiny Konmari tidying tips

As a part of my blogging-made-manageable plan, I’m starting a kind of a series here today. Are you ready? The big-little idea is simply this: To chronicle sparkling ideas. Short posts with digestible fragments of fresh brilliance! Here’s the thing – does this happen to you? – I often stumble upon a tiny brainchild, something someone […]

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