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A good home working day – i Done This!

Screen shot of my iDoneThis calendarDespite being naturally untechie and a rather reluctant adopter, unlike San Sharma, occasionally I do stumble upon IT tools I like. I’ve already mentioned Pinterest, which is proving a colourful and popular way of posting content about home offices that doesn’t fit well elsewhere on the site.

Another little discovery I made all on my own is iDoneThis.com. So beautifully simple that even I could manage to sign up and get going without any help, it sends you an email at your chosen time each evening asking what you’ve done today. You reply listing the things you’ve ticked off and it builds up a satisfying calendar of achievement.

I find it motivating and a neat way of avoiding procrastination as I want to give a good account of myself every day, even if I’m the only one who’s checking! It’s also a good way of keeping track of progress, especially at those times when it feels like one step forward and two back. I’m sure I’m not the only home worker who feels like things never happen quickly enough. It’s good to remind myself that progress comes from doing the small things day after day, not just the big, flashy achievements, not matter how seductive they are.

And you can use it for other things like keeping track of an exercise programme, what you eat, or as a diary to record memories, dreams, anything you want to keep in chronological order.

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4 Comments on "A good home working day – i Done This!"

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  1. Hi Judy,

    What a cracker of a post. Have never heard of this website, but have just signed up. It is exactly what I need.

    As you say nice, simple sign-up process too.

    It’s a great reminder that it’s often the small, daily activities that get us there in the end.

    • judy says:

      Glad you like it, Leda! Yes, the big breakthroughs happen after lots of little actions that seem inconsequential on their own. Funny how often I find myself writing things I need to hear!

  2. Sharon says:

    How totally fab. I was going to finish up but instead I will investigate this. Thank you Judy.

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