April 18, 2013

Getting Shit Done.

I love this post from Chelsea at Sunny With A Chance of Sprinkles
Summer is coming, ladies - it's time to start working your ass off!
I love that this To-Do List includes a reminder to drink 8 glasses of water.
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I use the iCheckClock app on my Mac to track my internet usage time. Working virtually, it's super easy for me to get distracted, so I make sure to track every minute that I'm on my computer, separated into different project "stopwatches", to ensure that my work time is superseding my dicking-around-on-the-internet time.

Some days, because I have no self control, I have to turn my SelfControl app on. The app blocks whatever websites that I "blacklist" for a certain period of time that I select, and there's no turning it off. I haven't been able to find anything similar for the iPhone (other than actually having real self control), but if someone knows of something, please let me know!

I always (try) to work for 40 minutes straight, and then I take a 10-20 minute break away from the computer. This week, I've been throwing the squat challenge into my break times ... and it's strangely become something that I look forward to??!

Is anyone else guilty of writing things down on their To-Do list after you've already completed them? I struggle with keeping a written To-Do list ... I keep a running list in my head, but that can quickly become disorganized. I just found the To-Do list printable up above on Pinterest this morning, and for some reason it looks motivating, don't you think? I currently have a weeks worth printing out right now :).

Do you have any tips for Getting Shit Done?

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12 comments

  1. I'm on day 7 of the squat challenge- it kills!!

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  2. I definitely do that! I do something, realize it wasn't on my list to mark off so I add it and mark it off!!! haha.

    Kassi @ Truly Lovely

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  3. Oh hey! That's me ;) I'm kind of wishing that I had a Mac so I could use that app you're talking about! I NEED that!

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  4. I try to keep a to do list, but mostly fail at it. I just have too many irons in the fire.

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  5. Haha I always write things down after I finish them haha.

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  6. What a cool app!! Ahh my advice for getting shit done is turning on some great music :-) gets me motivated. Great post!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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  7. That squat challenge and the amazing to-do list are so awesome! I'm pumped to start the workout and print out those amazing lists!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    -- Mary
    maryjozefiak.wordpress.com

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  8. Well done girl - you are so on track right now! I am so proud of you, and I definitely need to take a page out of your book... I always out things on my to do list just to tick them off - always a good feeling! x

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  9. Just what I needed! Thanks for the fire under my seat! :)

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  10. Yup...I am a to-do list junkie...but half the time I write down a few things I finished already...gotta motivate yourself however you can!

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  11. i LOVE that check list! i often get distracted (ok ok, more than often) and find that checklists are the best way to keep me on track and not forgetting anything!

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  12. I use Google Calendar pretty heavily, and utilize the tasks feature in there as well. While my gCal syncs to my iPhone calendar just fine, it doesn't bring the tasks along with it. I use an app called GTasks to manage my task list. I love having something on my phone (since I have it with me at almost all times) so I can jot down reminders for myself.

    I work from home and currently don't have an office space or even a desk. This is problematic and eventually, I'd like to have a dedicated workspace, but for now, it's motivating me to be as paperless as possible! I take lots of notes while I'm on conference calls (the Work at Home version of meetings), and I've been using Evernote to take notes - I like that I can tag things and keep work and personal notes separate. It also syncs to the corresponding iPhone app!

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