Raki Wright

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Eight Critical Checklists You Need to Save Time

Checklists include all the steps, activities, or items needed for a given project.  They make it easier to complete tasks and the need to memorize virtually unnecessary.

Checklists include all the steps, activities, or items needed for a given project.  They make it easier to complete tasks and the need to memorize virtually unnecessary.

I find that printable daily routines help me be more efficient, especially when I have a lot of distractions. Tasks that I only complete once a year can cause me to forget all of the parts involved and inadvertently reinvent the wheel.  However, with these eight checklists, I can stay on top of things. Continue reading…

The Perfect Way to Say No

If you have trouble saying no when asked to bake one more thing, make one more stop, or join another committee, I have three ways to say no that just may work for you.

If you have trouble saying no when asked to bake one more thing, make one more stop, or join another committee, I have three ways to say no that just may work for you. | OutsideTheBoxMom.com

As moms, we are so accustomed to taking care of others that we can often take on too much. When you find yourself going over budget, forgetting things, and ending the day feeling like you haven’t done one thing for yourself, maybe it’s time to start saying no. Continue reading…

Best Free Printable Planners for Moms in 2015

Have you begun planning for 2015 with a calendar yet? Many free, printable planners are available to help moms manage their schedules, calendars, and tasks.

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I love writing out to do lists and planning my time with a calendar. I rarely find a ready-made solution.

So, I usually end up creating my own from a mish-mash of products. Thankfully, there are so many great resources on the internet. Whether you need help managing your goals, tasks, home, or blog, I have found many free printables which I’ve included in this post, for your convenience. Continue reading…

Working Moms Celebrate National Flex Day

National Flex Day is a day to celebrate work flexibility, especially for working moms.

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This is Day 21 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.
I gladly support Working Mother magazine’s National Flex Day:

National Flex Day will be an annual, nationwide campaign to promote the power of flexible work arrangements, from flextime and telework to compressed work weeks and career flexibility. Created in honor of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, all of which offer flexible work arrangements, National Flex Day will take place each year on the third Tuesday of every October, during National Work and Family Month.

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How Podcasts Can Help You Get More Done

Ever wish you could use all of your senses more effectively? You can simply listen and get more done.

Ever wish you could use all of your senses more effectively? You can simply listen and get more done. Perfect for commuters.

This is Day 10 of our 31 Ways to Get More Done series. To read all the posts in order, visit the introduction post to see the outline for the whole series.

I spend an hour traveling each day to drop my daughter off at preschool in the morning and drive to work. In the evening, I spend an hour driving to pick my daughter up in the afternoon, and drive home.  Rather than complain or be sour about it, I decided to use that time as wisely as I can.  If I am in the car alone, these are ways I can still be productive. Continue reading…