Schedule Tasks With A Magnetic Calendar

With the hectic everyday lives of most people, the use of calendars is essential to keep track of everything. When choosing the type of calendar for a person’s needs, one should consider the use of magnetic calendars. For many individuals, calendars are chiefly utilized to keep track of the date. Yet, other people utilize them to recall significant events, delivery and labor schedules, and many others. The magnetic calendar is one of the top alternative for calendars today. With the benefit of being magnetized, it can be placed on a refrigerator or a school locker door. Depending on what is to be kept track of on it, sizes and styles vary.

Regular monthly calendars have the months, dates, and the year already printed on them. These are ideal for basic functions such as reminding birthdays or a personal work schedule. The different images available on these calendars is very wide, which is a great aid in accommodating an individual’s preferences. The standard monthly calendar is usually found in paper format and in sizes that range from pocket book to wall.

The use of a blank monthly calendar is standard for businesses and organizations, such as ones that deal with fund raising. With the slots open, the individual is able to fill in the month and date, as well as the information needed for that day. This type of calendar offers a larger date box for recording more information. Again, an individual can find blank monthly calendars in different designs and sizes depending on his or her preferences.

Businesses can benefit from using blank monthly calendars for many reasons. For in labor scheduling, in-store deliveries and meetings, this type would be perfect. Instead of making use the traditional calendar, a business will find that using a dry-erase calendar is more favorable for the business. With the dry-erase calendar, an individual can simply erase the writings on the face of the board as well as make modifications on the indicated information without being messy.

Fund-raising organizations could benefit from this type because it would enable them to adjust goals, schedule events, and track money totals without causing confusion, which is important for this type of organization. Keeping a strict record of these things is imperative for a fundraiser’s success.

Families, of course, must use a monthly calendar of the same kind. Majority of families have a greatly hectic schedule to monitor, and that does not include birthdays and holidays~Majority of families have a greatly hectic schedule to monitor, and that does not include birthdays and holidays}. Children have sporting events and practices, band or choir concerts and practices, and field trips to remember. Parents rely more on the calendar than their children, when it comes to reminding them of these things. A magnetic calendar works well for the family setting, because it is usually found in the center of most home activity, the refrigerator. if a family has few events planned, using a smaller calendae will do the work. For a family of three children that all involve in sports, choir, band, or other after-school activities then a wider magnetic calendar is necessary. The blank monthly calendar is an ideal type to go with the situation, as well, for the extra space allocated notes.

Classrooms widely use magnetic calendars on blackboards. Individual children’s goals, recess times, lunch times, and activities are recorded on these for all to see. Teachers want their children to learn how to keep track of their lives, even at a young age. In doing so, they are teaching them not only the regular school academics, but also respect and a moral value. Smaller, paper type monthly calendars can usually be found in addition to the larger ones, which hold the children’s birthdays and holidays.

Where are Your Habits Leading You?

Where are Your Habits Leading You?
by Jack Canfield

Your  Habits will Determine Your FutureYou are an accumulation of your habits. From how you get out of bed, how you shower, how you dress, how you walk, sit, and talk, how you respond to the world, how you act in front of others, and how you think; you’re living out your habits.

Habits are necessary.

They free up your mind so you can concentrate on how to survive day to day. You don’t have to think about how to drive your car so you can be on the lookout for danger while you are driving. You don’t have to think about how to walk so you can concentrate on where you’re going.

Unfortunately, habits can also keep you locked in self-destructive patterns, which will limit your success.

Is there something you want to accomplish in life that requires you to up-level your game? Whatever it is that you want to achieve, you will need to drop those bad habits that are lead to a dead-end and develop new ones that are in alignment with the life you want to live.

People don’t suddenly appear in the life they want to live… their habits play a large part in determining their outcome.

What are the habits you have that are keeping you from achieving your goals?

Really be honest with yourself here…

Are you always running late?
Do you return phone calls within 24 hours?
Do you get enough sleep?
Do you follow through on your promises?
Do you plan out your day?

Imagine what your life would be like if all your habits were their productive counterparts!

  • What would your life be like if you ate healthy meals, exercised and got enough sleep?
  • What if you saved your money, stopped using credit cards and paid cash for everything?
  • What if you stopped procrastinating, overcame your fears, and began networking with people in your field?
  • Would your life be different? I bet it would!

So, my suggested action step for you is to write down some productive habits you could adopt and visualize in your life. Step two is to ‘act as if’ you were living these new habits right now!

I’d like to help you get moving toward creating more successful habits, so I’d recommend you develop four of your new success habits each year, one for each quarter.

Once you pick the new habit you’re ready to adopt, next you’ll want to create a method that will support your new habit.

Here are some ideas… You could write it down on a card that you keep with you and read several times a day. You could make it a part of your daily visualization. You could also enlist the help of an accountability partner who has habits to change, or work with a personal coach who can keep you on track.

It’s important to make a 100% commitment to your new habit, so be specific about the steps that you’re willing to take in order to drop an old habit and adopt a new one. Don’t be vague about how you will change your habits. Spell it out for yourself so you can recognize situations that motivate you to act out your new habit.

Just developing four new habits a year will dramatically shift your life to be more in line with your vision. And the more in line it becomes, the easier the other habits are to replace because your perspective is shifting and you can see more clearly how your old habits aren’t serving you anymore.

Make the decision. Make the commitment. Then watch your new, positive life unfold!

I’ll see you in another two weeks in the next edition of Success Strategies. In the meantime, take the time to implement just one of the strategies discussed in today’s issue.

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How To Stay Inspired Beyond The First Few Steps

Whatever your goals may be, staying motivated is essential in conquering these goals. Whether you are trying to lose weight or start your own business, staying inspired through the process may be a little harder as time goes by. It may not be hard to get motivated when you first begin, it’s carrying this inspiration beyond the first phase of your goal that may be hard. However, if you are dedicated to achieving your goal, read on for more tips on how to stay motivated.

Understand that reaching your goal will require hard work. If you are attempting to lose weight, and have signed on the help of a personal trainer but are feeling discouraged, push through these feelings. Remember that it took you a while to gain the weight in the first place, so it will take time to gradually lose the weight as well.

Keep your goal in mind. What is it that you want to conquer? If you have been trying so hard to achieve something for so long, you may start to lose sight of your ultimate goal. You simply get lost in the process. This is true for whatever your goal may be, if its work related or simply family oriented.

Maybe you thought that pregnancy first would be your priority once you reached your adult life. You’ve dreamt about a family for as long as you can remember, but you’re too busy for another responsibility. What do you do? Stay patient and really think about your priorities.

You may feel a bit discouraged when it seems like you’re not getting anything done right. However, stop this thought process and simply believe in your ability to achieve. If you do not believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. After all, you will teach people how to feel and think about you.

When you are feeling like you have not accomplished anything, think about your successes. Track your progress and look at all the good things you have done. This will help you get out of your negative state of mind.

Seek out help when you feel stuck. Humble yourself and know that it is ok to ask for help when you can not finish something on your own. This is applicable to the assembly of sleigh beds or the build up of your own business. When you need help, simply ask. Find someone who is qualified and seek out their help. This will help you avoid getting stuck and keep you moving forward and motivated.