creating routines + getting things done.

Posted on: Monday, April 14, 2014

Thoughts on Creating Routines and Getting Things Done | Ann-Marie Loves | Quote by Pearl S. Buck

I go through phases where I spend my last few minutes every evening either scrolling through Instagram + Pinterest or by reading a book on my Kindle. Lately I’ve been turning the former way more often than the latter, but last Thursday, I decided to revisit my Kindle and ended up purchasing Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei. Turns out, it was exactly what I needed to read! (What’s that saying about when you’re ready, the teacher will appear?) I quickly burned through half the book in a single evening and felt so inspired by the quote above, that I decided to create a new tradition: Friday morning coffee dates with my laptop and my to-do list. I am 100% guilty of waiting until my mood is “just right” or when inspiration strikes or when a deadline is dangerously close before I actually begin, so you better believe this quote was the kick in the pants that I desperately needed ;)

P.S. Normally I save work / life balance posts for my Workspace Wednesday series, but this quote just felt like the right note for kicking off of a killer Monday!

  • Lisa LeClair

    Just bought the same book, though I’m saving it for a week when I am feeling less productive! (It’s such an on/off battle when you work from home)

  • lee

    What a great quote! One of my favorite things about the work schedule I’ve been able to design for myself is that, in the afternoons, I get to ask myself, “of the X number of projects I have to work on, which one will I work on today?” It gives me the opportunity to balance being “in the mood” to work on things with the importance of just getting things done. Thanks for sharing! =)

  • Mickie

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love this quote, it is a nice reminder to just get to it!
    I love that your blog it is chock full of inspiration and lovely photos. Have a wonderful/productive week :).


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