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How To Manage Your Time & Get EVERYTHING Done à la Google Calendar

Wow wow wow. Honestly I think I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for actual YEARS. People around me have heard me absolutely raving about this 1 thing for ages : GOOGLE CALENDAR. A total game-changer. The biggest life hack I will ever use. My ride-or-die BFF. It’s everything & MORE.

Just ask Tiffany – I gave her a nearly 2 hour seminar on the ins & outs of Google Calendar.

I am SO obsessed, so SPECIFIC about the way that I use my Google Calendar that I can likely write a book on it.

But first things first – this blog post! ( Which, by the way, ISN’T sponsored … though I wish that were a thing, ha! )

Let’s start with a quickie story : It was my sophomore year in college – I had just come back from studying abroad in Paris, France … and I recognized one thing. The achiever side of me WAS NOT satisfied – she wanted those ever-elusive straight A’s and she wanted to *finally* crack the code to getting them.

The thing is, I learned that there is no code for a 4.0! There is just one hugely important thing : TIME MANAGEMENT.

& nothing, NOTHING helps more with time management than Google Calendar.

This isn’t just about school or about grades, it’s about EVERY single thing you want to achieve in life – it all takes time, & with time comes time management. If you study any successful person out there, you would probably recognize that they have mastered the ART of time management – no Time Stone needed (for any Marvel fans out there).

I use Google Calendar on all of my devices – laptop, phone, iPad, you name it – but I have found that the web version is the absolute king.

And the reason is this …

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Psycho, OCD, Attention to Detail Pays Off

If you're looking to maximize your productivity, know that it pays to pay attention to detail in life - even if you have to resort to being a lil' psycho or OCD about it. Click through to Extra Balanced to find out why so that you can start making those lifestyle changes that get the job done![ a VERY detailed ceiling @ Château de Chenonceau – always pay attention to detail so that shit doesn’t hit the fan ceiling, y’know? ]

Here’s a story for ya – kind of a travel horror story if you will.

DRAMATIC … Just in time for Halloween?

As you guys know, I’m studying abroad in Paris at the mo’ – which means that the fall break ( a.k.a. : the week of Halloween, which the U.S. doesn’t count as a no-school holiday, but Europe does) will involve lots of travel & wanderlust.

Seriously, I’ll be going from place to place & snapping ALL OF IT – come hang!

Thankfully, I don’t have Friday classes this semester – SO I had originally planned to make the most of my free time by going to London earlier than the rest of my girlfriends.

& I definitely wanted to have a few of my own Nancy Drew self-exploration moments, y’know?

If you're looking to maximize your productivity, know that it pays to pay attention to detail in life - even if you have to resort to being a lil' psycho or OCD about it. Click through to Extra Balanced to find out why so that you can start making those lifestyle changes that get the job done![ my very own Nancy Drew moment in the Parisian catacombs ]

Of course, things don’t always go as planned … & when that happens, it sucks beyond belief.

There I was, with my hopefully-under-22-lb suitcase lagging behind me & my Longchamp bag weighing down my shoulder, stepping off the metro after being on it for 16 stops ( yup, I counted – I was that bored ) …

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