Getting Life Organized

written by Lee Strauss | Lee Strauss, musings

February 17, 2016

Now that I'm back to blogging, I find that I've missed it. I blogged regularly for many years, and then stopped. Perhaps it was a needed break.

Now I'm back with my WordPress website (I have a love/hate relationship with WP), and hope to get it set up the way I want it eventually, but for now, it serves it's purpose. At least I figured out how to add the comments option – I want this to be a two way street for conversation, not me on the corner with a blow horn! 🙂

I have spent more time thinking about what I want “to play on my street corner,” as HH put it. Mostly I will muse about life and work, but I also want to give something specifically to readers and to other authors like me. To that end I'm going to instate FREE BOOK FRIDAY for readers and AUTHOR TIP TUESDAY for writers.

Free Book Friday will be about other authors, not myself. I hope you will be introduced to many great authors you may not have heard of before.

Author Tip Tuesday will deal with everything from the craft of writing to publishing your book baby. If you are a writer, I'm sure you'll find encouragement to forge onward there.

Since it's neither Tuesday or Friday, consider this my musing. Getting Life Organized.

I bought a book called 2016 – Your Best Year by Lisa Jacobs. A Productivity Workbook & Creative Business Planner.



I only used the first two sections but I found it really helpful to take a couple hours and evaluate my life and business. What I did last year that worked and didn't work. What I wanted and needed to change to make this year better than the last. Financial, Spiritual, Mental, Physical, and Relational — all these areas intersect and impact each other.

For me, I knew I had to make some changes regarding my work schedule. This meant identifying the time sucks and eliminating them. It meant creating a quitting time and scheduling vacation times. It meant taking time each week for reflection and respecting that the day of rest is among the 10 commandments for a reason – our bodies and minds need it! 🙂

It meant making sure I set time aside, regular scheduled time, for my husband where we don't have to talk about work. Get fresh air and have some fun. These kinds of things are important for a well-rounded, well-lived life. Financial success is only a part of a successful life, and I would say, probably a small part. Forging meaningful relationships and building healthy families is a much bigger part.

I don't have it all nailed down, but I at least have a plan and can see where I'm headed.

How about you? Do you need to get your life organized?


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