Setting Realistic Goals: The Struggle is Real

I’m a goal person. I love having a checklist. I also love ignoring that checklist in favor of easier things (eg. watching an entire season of TV) and thereby making my goals harder to achieve. I know this pattern about myself, but I still make things steadily harder, even when I’m not actually achieving anything.  … More Setting Realistic Goals: The Struggle is Real

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Time Management: Planning Ahead Actually Works!

Have you noticed a change in The Paper Trail recently? My content has stayed relatively the same. (Except maybe the amount of advice I give – sorry folks, I just love giving my opinion). My blog is still a “trail” of self-development. Actually, I probably write more reflection posts now. No… the BIG change is … More Time Management: Planning Ahead Actually Works!

The “Why” Behind a Season of Busyness

For the past few Novembers, I’ve posted NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) announcements (like these from 2019 and 2020). I’ve always said something along the lines of “since I’m literally insane, I’ve decided to write an entire book in a month”. As you can see, I don’t have one of those posts this November. I’ve … More The “Why” Behind a Season of Busyness

5 Reasons Why Consistently Resting is Better Than Productivity

Welcome back to The Paper Trail, where I’m supposed to post every Monday but fail almost every other week. I hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me of the egregious behavior. Honestly, finding motivation to do anything at all is pretty much lacking in all areas of my life. If I’m not … More 5 Reasons Why Consistently Resting is Better Than Productivity