1. Make note of it. One of the first things I learned this month is that I have to keep track of who I'm learning from and make a note of it! There are two things I learned from others this month and I'm sorry that I can't give proper credit to who they were.
2. Workflowy. I was introduced to Workflowy by reading about it on someone's blog. Unfortunately I don't remember which blog. Workflowy is an amazing organizational tool that is great for note taking, list making, brainstorming, planning, and organizing your thoughts and ideas. Since I learned about it earlier this month I've been using it in bullet list fashion. I especially like the tag feature which allows me to quickly tag items with a completion date and then find them listed all together so I can stay focused on what is important for that particular day. I also like the fact that I can access my list on any device I have at hand. This makes it especially beneficial for capturing or looking up any idea/thought I had/need.
The Workflowy team has put out a nice video giving an example of how to use Workflowy.
4. How to keep a Journal. In the process of searching more about Miracle Mornings I stumbled on to some videos in You Tube by Robin Sharma. He has a similar take on the importance of getting up earlier in the morning in order to have time for meditation, exercise, learning, and writing (journaling). On his website I found a post about how he keeps his journal. This year I've wanted to really write my story, to have more depth in my words and his blog post has helped to give me some clarity and direction so my journals are more than a boring narration of the day.
5. Not all cats are the same. If you've been following this blog over the past month you know that we have a new kitten, Missy, in the house. You may also know that Missy has some interesting habits that none of our other cats in the past had displayed such as clumsiness. I can't figure out why she is so klutzy and runs into things due to what seems to be her inability to judge how far to jump or stop before running into them. There are other times when she plays with her toys and catches and follows them perfectly. Our other cats were more graceful in their climbing and running.
Another oddity about her not exhibited by our other cats is her love of water. Whenever she hears the bathroom sink or shower go on, she's there, anxious to check out the water as it goes down the drain. In the sink she'll play in the water, using her paws to bring the water to her mouth. Sitting in the sink her fur gets pretty wet and she doesn't seem to mind. That just seems strange to me after the other cats.
I love learning new things.