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18
AUG
2016
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The Power of a Few Minutes

Our time is divided up a lot more today than it was a generation ago. Increased efficiencies lead to packing more activities into a day. More activities lead to more transitions. More transitions lead to more pockets of just a few minutes, waiting until it’s time for the...
09
JUN
2016
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Just Say No #2

Back to my “Just Say No,” blogging campaign. My goal is to identify all the complexities of saying no, in the hope that we can someday be able to say no as easily as Nancy Reagan would have liked us to. Why is this important? If we want to change our habits around...
30
MAY
2016
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It’s About Time

In my last post, I discussed decision making styles, which are inherent parts of our personality and can impact our productivity. Now here’s another trait to consider: time perspective. I’ve summarized briefly, below, but for more information, check out this scholarly...
19
NOV
2015
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What does Mindfulness have to do with Productivity?

I just got back from the annual CHADD conference, where the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness and/or meditation was a huge topic. Mindfulness is helpful not just for reducing unwanted aspects of ADHD, but for improving mental and physical health in all sorts of ways. If...
12
JUL
2015
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What’s Got You Stuck?

Five common ways we get stuck, and some strategies to get moving again: 1. Unable to get started: You know what you want to do and how to do it, but you just can’t get started or you’re too overwhelmed. Strategy: Try micro-steps. Work for just 5 minutes; or do just...
26
MAR
2015
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Quieting the Inner Critic

Has your inner critic been wreaking havoc lately? We all have those little voices that point out our flaws, or worse, say very mean things to us. The process of going through years of accumulated papers and possessions creates a real playground for our inner critic, as we are...
18
DEC
2014
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Beating Boredom

I think we need to pay more attention to boredom. Most of us don’t think much about it. It seems like an innocuous state of mind that isn’t necessarily pleasant, but isn’t harmful, either. I came to a greater appreciation of the power of boredom while listening to a podcast from...
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