• Productivity - Resources

    The Simple Way I Manage To Do Lists with Evernote

    Evernote is my brain, my best friend, my obsession. I’m pretty sure I’m not even using it to it’s full capacity, but I do want to share how I manage my to do lists with Evernote. Each week I have certain things I want to accomplish each day. I can’t say it enough, but my previously mile long lists have become much shorter and more realistic since I’ve become a mom. My “Get Shit Done” NotebookLiterally, this notebooks sole purpose is to house my weekly to do lists. Not only does it keep things organized, but I love looking back at…

  • Goals - Productivity - Resources

    FREE Daily Goal Tracker Printable

    If you’re hoping to track daily goals then this is a great printable to get you started. It’s simple and to the point, but will help you create daily goals and habits. How to use the daily goal tracker printable Simply fill in your daily goals on the left side and mark the box for each day of the month you complete that goal. WANT THE FREE PRINTABLE? Start tracking your daily goals & habits with this free printable.

  • Blog & Biz - Productivity

    How to Cut Distractions and Be More Focused

    Cutting distractions and becoming more focused can be important whether you work from home like me, work out of the home or maybe even if you don’t work at all (at a job that is). Everyone has their own set of distractions and certain tasks that knock them off track. I don’t know about you, but I can get distracted by the simple fact that there’s really delicious Thai food left overs in the fridge or that there’s an episode of Pretty Little Liars sitting on Hulu waiting for me to watch it. Add the constant dinging of my phone…

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    Free Day Planner Printable

    The wannabe organized person in me is obsessed with planners. I’ve almost always had a paper planner because I just can’t function properly trying to do it all digitally. About a week ago I transitioned into a small binder-style planner which I shared in a youtube video (at the bottom of post). Right now I only have monthly and weekly pages in there because with being a new mom, most days aren’t planned at all and I just go with the flow rather than getting every day down on paper. However, on the days that I do want to plan…

  • Productivity - Resources

    How I use Evernote & Wunderlist to Organize My Life

    My two main tools to keep myself digitally organized are Evernote and Wunderlist. Both are apps for desktops and phones so they sync with each other and are accessible from either. I hope to go more in depth on how I use each one, but for now I wanted to share an overview of how I use Evernote and Wunderlist to organize my life. Evernote I use evernote to keep notes just like the name suggests. I have “notebooks” for several categories from my blogs to personal notebooks to business. A few examples are: AileenBarker.com Post Ideas Posted Misc Personal…

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    How to Be Intentional with Social Media

    In case you missed it I quit Facebook back in August. While I’m planning on doing a check in post with how that’s going in a few weeks,  today I want to talk about cutting back and being more intentional with social media in general. As each new social media platform got popular, we all got engrossed, and then another would pop up and again, engrossed. It’s ridiculous to think that now we mindlessly check these things without even realizing it. I think we all spend more time on social media than we think we do and we really want…