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Been a little busy, but I’m not gone! (Plus two productivity tools!)

Hey, readers! You may have noticed a small drop in the frequency of posts here at Deliciae. No need to worry, though. I’ve simply been a little busy balancing my new job and my new classes for the Spring quarter. On a good note, I have had plenty of free time at work to write down a few good ideas for future posts.

Tonight and tomorrow, I will be working out a sort of posting schedule for myself so I don’t fall behind and disappoint anyone! Tomorrow, after a long week of being on my feet, I am going to the Newport Aquarium with my brother and boyfriend. Hopefully I can get some good pictures to post up here!

I’m looking to get back into a normal post output soon enough, so check back soon! (My new Cognitive Psychology class has already given me plenty of excellent ideas for informative psychological posts.)

Speaking of a normal post output, I would like to share with you two very useful (and free!) productivity tools that help me to plan and write my posts:

  • Remember brainstorming in highschool? Have you ever had to create a “web” of ideas in order to write an essay in school? FreeMind is a mind mapping tool (of the many out there) used to organize your ideas for just about anything. Create one very broad topic and branch off into many subcategories. Dump all of your ideas and knowledge in a mindmap and organize it later! Very useful. Not only do I use it for my more in-depth posts, but I also used to use it for future plans, parties, and more.
  • Another tool which is probably more useful than the mind map is the Dark Room. Do you get distracted by all the fancy buttons and features and rulers in Windows Word? Do you get distracted by the internet, check your email, or chat with friends when you have to write that blog post or college essay? The dark room is a very minimal program, both in size and in aesthetics. It is a distraction-free, full-screen writing environment helpful to those who need to get some writing done. Sit down, crack your fingers, open Dark Room and have a productive writing power hour with this amazing and simple program.

You should check these two out or at least similar programs. Tools like these can exponentially increase your productivity in any area of your life.

Check back soon for some possible aquarium pictures and some juicy posts you’ve been promised!
Oh, and take some time,look up at the sky once in a while, and breathe in.

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