Monthly Archives: April 2016

book review – willpower: rediscovering the greatest human strength

Maybe the most important thing you’ll learn in the book is this: Don’t try to make important decisions when you’re tired, hungry or feel overextended. The authors, Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney, claim that we spend about a quarter … Continue reading

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screen-free time

Next week, May 2-8, is National Screen-Free Week http://www.screenfree.org. The event, formerly known as TV-Free Week, was renamed to recognize that smaller screens are taking up larger amounts of our time. The goal of Screen-Free Week is not to create … Continue reading

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quote: what is your enough?

One of the questions I ask people who are decluttering is “How many do you need?” Whether it’s coffee cups, T-shirts, pens, wine glasses or notepads, everyone has a different idea about what constitutes the right amount. Determining what is … Continue reading

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product review – reducing mail

Recently I wrote about things you can do in honor of Earth Day, which is April 22. I mentioned that you can reduce the amount of junk mail you get by contacting the Direct Mail Association and asking that your … Continue reading

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productivity roundup

It’s true, I’m a little obsessed with productivity. If I’m not writing about it or thinking about it, I’m reading about it. Here are some of the most popular articles about productivity that I have mentioned on twitter recently: 6 … Continue reading

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reader question – what are some easy things i can do in honor of earth day?

April 22 is Earth Day. The easiest thing you can do to improve the environment is to do less – shop less, buy less, use less, throw away less, travel less. While it’s easy to say those things, it may … Continue reading

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how are your work habits?

In the last week I’ve talked to several clients about how they use their time at work and it made me consider whether I’m making the most of my time. April is Work Habit Awareness Month, a good reminder to take a … Continue reading

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