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How you can be more effective with the time you have outside of work and accomplish the things you want.

The beginning of a new year. A time to start fresh. A time to set resolutions and document your goals to accomplish throughout the year.

It’s not enough to just state your goals; it needs to be documented. It needs to be a daily reminder. Building structure and process around your goals is a great way to hold yourself accountable and visually see and be encouraged about the progress you are making.

Have you sat down and defined your goals and resolutions? Have you thought about what habits you want to break and which ones you want to establish?

The biggest deterrent is usually lack of time. You may immediately think there is hardly enough time for the things I have to do, let alone the things I want to do. …

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As 2018 drew to a close, I came to a stark realization that I didn’t read near as many books as I wanted. I have an ever-growing list of books I want to read and if I’m being honest, do not set aside dedicated time to read. It’s really easy to get caught up in the numerous devices, endless TV shows, and video games that seem to consume our lives.

It starts out as just a quick update to Instagram, or one more episode and next thing you know you’ve entered the endless void that is YouTube.

So for 2019 I decided to set a personal a goal to read at least two books a month. Now this could be a physical book, an audiobook, or an e-book. This may seem ambitious, but I almost always have two books going at once. I like to mix it up and also mix up how I’m consuming them. This creates flexibility and availability in how I read and when I read. …


Brad Grabowski

I am a Sr. Experience Designer and front end developer. When I’m not working I love coffee, reading, music (especially vinyl), art, and being outdoors.

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