Monthly Archives: March 2016

book review – better than before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives

Gretchen Rubin wrote two books about happiness, which led to this book that explores how we form and maintain habits. Rubin proposes that creating habits that allow you to accomplish tasks without having to think about them gives you have … Continue reading

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quote: out of your mind

One of the most important principles about using time well is to focus on one thing at a time. It’s hard to focus, though, when you have dozens of thoughts running through your mind at any given moment. For example: … Continue reading

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time management roundup

I’ve been collecting articles about using your time more productively and I mention the best ones on twitter. In case you’ve missed them, here is a roundup of some interesting articles about time: Excellent time management advice from a manager … Continue reading

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my secret to conquering impulse shopping

I understand treating shopping as a hobby, I do. In fact, I used to do it myself. Now, however, I dislike shopping more often than I enjoy it. Some of it has to do with my job and some of … Continue reading

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clutter awareness week

The third week in March is Clutter Awareness Week. While I coach people to be aware of clutter every day, here’s a reason to do something about it – observing the “holiday” by taking a look at your home and … Continue reading

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reader question – what if i let go of something i wish i’d saved?

When people are trying to live with less clutter, one of the fears they have is letting go of things that they’ll miss later. Before you start your decluttering project, I suggest you come up with guidelines. Decide what your … Continue reading

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product review – design your closet

In the quest to make the most of their space, people often ask me what they can do to make their clothes closets more useful. Most homes come with a single shelf-and-pole combination that doesn’t work well for many people. … Continue reading

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