Monthly Archives: October 2013

book review – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

If you want to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise regularly or work more productively, you need to understand which habits of yours contribute to the undesirable behavior. New York Times business reporter (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Charles Duhigg became a student of … Continue reading

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Quote – Decision Making Can Be Painful

“Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” – Wendell Berry   Having your house catch on fire would be tragic; however, people tell me that sometimes they think about how much … Continue reading

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to-do lists

I was half- listening to the radio yesterday and heard someone talking about checking things off lists. I wasn’t able to hear the entire conversation, but I did hear him say something akin to putting “eat breakfast” and “get out … Continue reading

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Take Back Your Time Day

Time Back Your Time Day logo October 24 is “Take Back Your Time Day,” created in response to what many call “time poverty” in the US and Canada.Are you trying to cram more into each day and ending up feeling … Continue reading

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the myth of multitasking

If you want to get more done, you should do more. And doing more things at the same time could accomplish even more, right? Wrong. Multitasking became popular as a time-management tactic, leading people to believe that they could get … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Encouraging Someone Else to Declutter

Photo by Just2shutter I was recently asked how to get someone else in the household to declutter. As you might guess, I hear that question often. Unfortunately, I don’t have an easy answer. It can be extraordinarily difficult to motivate … Continue reading

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international ocd awareness week

October 14th to 20th is OCD Awareness Week. While people may remark that they’re “a little bit OCD” or say “That’s just my OCD” that causes them to be perfectionistic, they are mistaken. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious … Continue reading

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