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Budgets

Budgeting is an important skill. It doesn’t just refer to money. You can budget time, food or anything you have in short supply. Weight Watchers says their program is a lifestyle change and it is, but I always think of

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Writing Prompts

Today’s WordPress prompt is ‘locked’. Toasted Cheese has this one, “another naked selfie?” Sometimes writing prompts inspire me and sometimes they don’t. So I am looking at the rest of the month’s writing prompts for April. Hmm, here’s one, “There’s

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Managing Multiple Projects

Project management can be hard. I have a database of projects that I am trying to maintain. I have several novels in the revision stage and recently found two more manuscripts that I wrote years ago that I think I

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Life Changes

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I didn’t. I resolved last year to never do that again. It puts too much pressure on a person to make New Year’s resolutions and stick to them. That’s why there

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More Brainstorming

For my brainstorming session, I can do an Internet search for writing prompts or I can use one of my pocket muse books or the cat naps book that I got for Christmas. I can choose a number and make

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Freeing Your Thoughts

If you have a problem to think through, you should spend some time gathering your thoughts. It can be beneficial. Usually, I need someplace quiet, although sometimes it helps if I have music or something. There is no right place

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Weight Loss and the Holidays

Half a year of dieting and what do I have to show for it? The holidays arrived and I had trouble with them, as you might expect. I have also begun to forget to track my meals. That can be

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Keeping a Health Log

I have decided to keep a medical log. I’m going to put the times I was hospitalized in the medical history part of the log and keep track of the medications I am taking. There’s only one at the moment,

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Using Scrivener to Manage Blogs

I write my blogs in advance. I choose a topic and write about it. I have a system that works rather well. I use a program called Scrivener, which is available for a reasonable cost at Literature and Latte. They

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Personal Data Management

Personal data management is not that hard. It’s just a matter of developing a good practice of data filing. Think of your data storage like file cabinets, you wouldn’t keep your bills scattered across two or more filing cabinets, unless

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