I recently heard on a podcast that minimalism is a mind game – that it’s not about getting rid of stuff as much as it is about getting rid of distractions.
I’ve never heard it phrased that way before, but it clicked. I’ve dabbled with simplicity for ye… Continue reading
Crisis can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute life is normal, and then everything is different. It could be anything that rocks your stability: death, divorce, accident, layoff, shutdown. But crisis comes to us all, and it’s important to know wh… Continue reading
I try a lot of different methods and techniques as the result of my search to live a more deliberate and productive life. And while I learn a lot from these exercises, I don’t necessarily put the results together for myself or for the blog.
To that end… Continue reading
Have you ever been going over your task list and come to a screeching halt? Did you stumble over the task because your brain didn’t know what to do with it? Properly naming tasks is one way to keep that from happening.
I am not very good at naming task… Continue reading
To get more done, you need to do more things. That’s self-evident. But what if I told you the secret to getting more done was limiting your tasks?
I am one of those people, who, when faced with a huge list of things to do, will shut down and do none of… Continue reading
There are productivity lessons everywhere, if you just look. Here are four lessons I learned from a video game my daughter got me into, “We Bare Bears Match 3 Repairs.”
I like matching games, and when my daughter started playing this one (based on one … Continue reading
Few people would say that work and life are the same. Yet we try to apply work task management techniques to the rest of our lives, and are frustrated when it doesn’t work.
I have very little problem staying on task at work. I have multiple priorities … Continue reading
As part of my quest for productivity, I read a lot of articles and books on the various aspects. I get frustrated from time to time, because I think a lot of the authors miss the points.
For example, I have been reading a lot about building a better ta… Continue reading
If you are like most people, you have a lot of emails in your inbox, either unread or waiting for action. In fact, one study found that the average worker had 199 unread emails in their inbox. Another study found that workers receive 121 emails per day… Continue reading
You have a beautiful blank calendar before you. What should you put on it to ensure you get the most use out of it? This article addresses the basics.
In spite of my dedication to electronic calendars (because of their portability and shareability), I … Continue reading