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3 Surprising Ways To Get Stuff Done in 2019

3 Surprising Ways To Get Stuff Done in 2019

Happy 2019!

I don’t know about you, but the new year always signifies a clean slate. A chance to try again. An opportunity to seize more opportunities.

And you know what, something that I definitely had some struggles with in 2018 was figuring out how to make the most out of my time without being completely overwhelmed. And you know what, I came across some surprising answers along my journey. A few of the ways that I thought I had been efficient in the past actually proved to not be the best use of my time. I’m sharing some of the new and surprising ways I’m getting back more of the most valuable resource we have: our time.

Free December 2018 Desktop and iPhone Calendar

Free December 2018 Desktop and iPhone Calendar

A thrill of hope.

There is something in the hoping, in the waiting, and the expecting that makes the month of December a bit more magical than the rest of the year.

When I was a child, I couldn’t wait for Christmas, it seemed like the longest month E V E R…

But as an adult, it all seems to fly by. My anticipation has been replaced with to-do lists on to-do lists, and the thrill has somewhat been diminished.

I know that there isn’t a way to get rid of the to-do lists, but I think there is something to be said about seeking balance between working and hustling and intentionally resting.

Free Printable: Thankfulness Calendar

I mentioned in my November Download Post that I was challenging myself to write down 3 things that I’m thankful for every day for the month of November.

According to studies like this, this or this one showing gratitude or expressing thanks can actually change your mindset. The Harvard study states that “Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice.”

As we approach the holidays, it can be a super stressful time, and for some a downright hard time. So what better time to try to combat that than with cultivating a positive mindset?

So with that, I’ve created a printable thankfulness tracker. You can use it to write down your gratitude daily or you can use it to mark off days that you write them down. It’s a blank calendar so you can write down the days of the month and switch it out or you can simply use it blank. Also, I added a little extra space at the bottom for notes or extras that you would want to write down.

I hope you enjoy this thankfulness tracker and that the practice of gratitude adds joy and happiness to your life!

Free Printable Thankfulness Tracker/ Calendar | Lauren Antoniaa Calligraphy and Design
Thankful mockup.jpgFree Printable Thankfulness Tracker/ Calendar | Lauren Antoniaa Calligraphy and Design