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25
SEP
2017

Now or Later, It’s Your Choice

There are two ways you can deal with your clutter: by choice, on your own terms; or when the decisions are made for you. A natural disaster may wipe out your home and possessions. A health crisis may force you to downsize and move into assisted living. Municipal authorities can...
12
SEP
2017

Not All Habits Become Habits

Clients come to me because they want new habits. And almost always, we start with lowering expectations. Well, not exactly lowering them. Maybe “re-framing” is a better word. When I ask new clients,  “What have you already tried?” It’s surprising to...
31
JUL
2017
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Have you Forgotten Your Good Habits?

I’ve developed the good habit of drinking 72 ounces of water a day. During a recent appointment with a client, I realized that I felt awful. I was fatigued and eager for the appointment to be over. It was hard to sustain my focus. Luckily, I was able to function...
12
JUL
2017
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Scheduling Tasks on the Calendar

We’re often told to schedule our tasks on the calendar, and while I don’t believe this practice is absolutely critical, it’s helpful for many, although perhaps not in the way you think. Resistance There is a natural resistance to obligating our discretionary...
19
JUN
2017

When You Must Work against Your Energy Cycles

We all have natural energy cycles when we are more or less productive. Ideally, we do our hardest work when we’re at our peak capacity, and save the easier work for when our energy and productivity cycle is at a lower level. Our lowest points are ideal for resting and...
05
JUN
2017
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Priorities and Setting Intentions

My last post addressed some aspects of setting priorities, or more simply, figuring out what to work on. There can be lots of moving parts and I know it’s not easy. I haven’t come up with my own systematic formula, but others have and I encourage you to explore those...
22
MAY
2017
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Prioritizing: Getting Comfortable with What’s Left Undone

I’m coming to appreciate that an integral component of prioritizing is getting comfortable with all the things that we are not doing. We all have much more on our to do lists than we can ever do. And life will continue to give us more and more possibilities. Like waves in the...
10
MAY
2017
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Ways to Get Unstuck when De-cluttering

You’ve set aside the whole morning and you’re determined to de-clutter that spare bedroom that has become a dumping ground. You throw open the door and enthusiasm quickly turns to overwhelm as you come face to face with mysterious mounds and bags full of who knows...
24
APR
2017
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Sustaining Your Systems

                 I just can’t find a system that works. I try something and it works for a few weeks, and then I just stop using it. People tell me this all the time. Often, it’s the reason they call me. So what I’m about to...
10
APR
2017
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Isolation: Why Working Alone Usually Doesn’t Work

The final item on my list of the Top 5 Obstacles to Productivity is isolation. We believe we should be able to keep ourselves motivated and productive, without any help from others. Our Work Suffers When We Try to Go It Alone Working alone creates all sorts of problems. We have...