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
January 1 is when all the calendars recognize the start of the New Year. And as we have just passed that date, I thought I would talk about some things you can do to make your New Year get off to a great start.
I have discovered that when I take time t… Continue reading
Someone asked me recently why I have made this switch to deliberate living. He said it seemed like over-thinking and too much structure; why not just go with the flow?
It’s been brought home to me that none of us live forever and we have limited time o… Continue reading
One of the things about living a more deliberate life is that it means I have to take full responsibility for my decisions. It has been brought home to me that what I do is a choice, which requires a decision, and this has led me to consider more of wh… Continue reading
Many people that I talk with are surprised to know that outside of the blog, I don’t use Facebook or Twitter. Some react with disdain (“How can you possibly know what’s going on?”) or frustration (“How can I reach you if you don’t read Facebook?”). It… Continue reading