I have been insanely busy during the month of July. For those who don’t know, I am preparing to leave the military and move back to my home state of Indiana! So in between packing my house and getting lots and lots of paperwork done, it has been difficult to curate my life as well as I did last month. But there have still been some pretty enjoyable (and crazy useful) products that I have noted this month.
As I noted in my review of Creating a Productivity System, I recently began using Asana. It has been so useful in keeping everything straight, from the blog to the move to all the paperwork. I especially like the ability to create subtasks, so all of the little things that tie into a single project can have a home of their own.
I didn’t have a lot of time for TV this month, but as you’ll see in tomorrow’s Scholar of the Month post, I finally broke down and watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt! I don’t watch sitcoms very often anymore, but boy am I glad I watched this one. The theme song is just so catchy! It kept me laughing, and best of all, the episodes are only half an hour. That allowed me to unwind quickly and get back to work. Plus, the characters are hilarious, but they still manage to develop over the 3 seasons that are out so far.
I discovered Allison’s website a few months ago, but it has been so useful this month as I continue to figure out how to be successful with this blog. Allison is a hilarious and sweet girl, and her personality shines through every page and video she produces. My personal favorite resource of hers is the FREE online business roadmap that she made. It walks you through every step of the process, from inception to the actual business of making money.
Music: Piano in the Background
I got this one from Lavendaire. I’m normally pretty happy sitting in silence while I work on things, but on a whim one day, I tried this out. I have two adorable and very energetic dogs, and they become even more energetic when the house is quiet. When I play this playlist on Spotify, they are more likely to calm down, and the music is subtle enough that I’m not distracted from what I’m working on.
Podcast: The Daily
The Daily is hosted by the New York Times. Averaging 20 minutes, it is perfect for catching up on the news of the day on my morning commute. Michael Barbaro, the host, is great at covering what’s happening in the world in a concise but insightful way. Even when the episode is a themed story, there’s always a bit at the end where he covers “here’s what else you need to know today”. Also, the NYT is branching off into a new podcast which covers the ever-changing personalities of Washington. Stay tuned for more on that, because I’m already excited about it!
What were your favorites this month? Let me know and maybe you’ll see them in next month’s post!