A Day Well Lived was
created in February 2012 to celebrate the events, people and experiences that,
upon reflection, allow us to feel like we "did the day right."
reminder to appreciate things we might take for granted - like a walk with the
dog, or simply sitting quietly in sunshine. A Day Well Lived is about being
true to ourselves, and remembering that even on those days when everything
doesn't go as planned, we can still feel good that we reacted authentically.
Even the toughest days can be A Day Well Lived.
A Day Well Lived is personal, as we all have different
ways to find our center. But, by sharing our own thoughts and experiences, we
can learn and inspire. And doing that...is A Day Well Lived.
the years, I have managed to develop organizational strategies that keep me on
task and on time. These work really well in all areas, except one.
am a note jotter but I am not great with little scraps of paper. I'm a bit of a
"pile-person", meaning that I am great at making piles of paper that
I am sure I will look at… but never do.
trying to override that failed system, I will group small scraps of papers with
notes into some kind of container…an envelope, a plastic pouch, a small bowl, a
file folder, a binder pocket, etc.
also never works.
have tried to organize myself electronically but that had pitfalls too. I would
email myself notes and then they would get buried in my inbox. I began to get
organized with an app called Evernote and then they changed their service
terms. I had a bad experience with their changes and lost faith in them.
got a new computer. I actually blogged about the new computer last week. I am
ended up with a Microsoft Surface Pro (amazing) and it had the full spectrum of
Microsoft apps including a little gem called OneNote.
an optimistic person and a little desperate I decided to give it a try. I'm
only about 6 weeks into my relationship with OneNote but I have to say that it
has been kind of great so far.
are some of my personal likes:
It works seamlessly on all of my devices and computers
It was very easy to
install on all devices
There is virtually no
learning curve and it is intuitive
It's simple, user
friendly and looks the same on all devices
It updates almost in
real time across all devices
It's super fast and
allows me to jot notes, create files and add content quickly and without a
lot of effort. For me, this is key as ideas come to me rapidly and at
that in only the first 6 weeks!
does a ton of other cool stuff that I haven't even explored yet but so far, I am
really pleased with it.
I have also included their "official" description of what the app
does. Check it out.
you have a favorite productivity app or program you use?
OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organizing
everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom
and meeting notes, clip from the web, or make a to-do list, as well as draw and
sketch your ideas.
TYPE, WRITE, AND DRAW • Write anywhere on the page and unleash
your imagination • Use your device's pen or your finger to write and draw with
multiple types of pens and highlighters • Take notes on a white background, or
add a grid or ruled lines for easier drawing and writing
CAPTURE ANYTHING • Quickly take a note by clicking the Note button
in the Action Center and on supported pens* • Send websites, recipes,
documents, and more to OneNote using the Share Charm, Microsoft Edge, Clipper,
Office Lens, and dozens of other apps and services
GET ORGANIZED • Search and find anything in your notes, including
handwritten ink and the text in pictures • Quickly access your most recent
notes, complete with visual previews of each page • One-click access to to-do
lists with check boxes
MADE FOR TEAMWORK • Easily share your notebooks and notes with
colleagues, family, and friends • Plan vacations, share meeting minutes or
lecture notes with people around you • Edit notes together and see changes in
ALWAYS WITH YOU • Your notes travel with you whether you're at
home, in the office, or on the go • Notes are automatically saved and synced in
the cloud, so you always have the latest on all your devices • Your notebooks
look familiar on all your devices, so you can pick up where you left off on
your desktop, tablet, or mobile device
Check out the website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter,
and visit the blog for the latest news: onenote.com facebook.com/onenote
twitter.com/msonenote blogs.office.com/onenote *Some accessories sold
separately; hardware dependent.