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January Tip for Monday: Look Elsewhere

January 26, 2016

I’ll confess that it’s almost midnight here, and I’ve finally sat down after packing all day (again) except for a few trips out (1. for more boxes; (2. to donate books, clothes, etc.; (3. for lunch with some friends I will miss.

But I’m keeping our book project in mind as I go.  Today I have failed on the “getting more rest” suggestion, but I’m definitely thinking more and more about clutter.

I wanted to point out a couple of places to look online that can be either a total time suck or a life saver: One is Pinterest.  Even though I don’t sit there for hours looking for recipes or cute dresses, I’ve found this site to be a great tool. First, whenever I find an online article I want to keep, I save it to Pinterest.  I have the option of making up my own boards, so I have reading, teaching, art, music, and now MOVING boards.

Second, when I want to know how to do something, chances are, someone’s already figured it out–and posted it.  I was pondering how to pack jewelry, and Bingo! I decided to look on Pinterest. I found several tips I will definitely use to simplify my life.

For example, you should take a digital photo of the back of electronics before disconnecting so you’ll know how to put it back.  Since I figured out how to hook up our Bose wireless sound system to the television and other electronics, I don’t want to have to start over completely.

I didn’t have to print anything out (that I’d lose before I used it). It will be there as long as Pinterest is still around.

The other site I encourage you to explore as you are considering upping your happiness factor is Ted Talks. I found so many uses for these relatively brief inspirational talks when I was in the classroom, and there are so many different topics that it’s worth wandering around awhile to see what you might learn.

After all, you can’t spend all day on Facebook, can you? Go look around.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    January 27, 2016 3:43 am

    I do love Ted Talks. Use them for personal inspiration and in my classes for students. I have yet to venture out onto Pinterest. Maybe I will soon.:)

  2. sandyyoung75 permalink
    January 30, 2016 5:08 pm

    I’m connected to Pinterest, but I seldom go there. I will now! Never heard of Ted Talks, but I’m headed there in just a few. Thanks, Cuz!

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