Tag Archives: productivity

To-Do To Done

20 Mar

Home To Do SuppliesThere has never been a home owner who has said,

“Now everything here is done… forever!”

There have been and are and always will be more projects to tackle. Come to think of it, same goes for parenting…

But at least with the home projects, I’ve found a solution that (dare I say it?) is genius.

Here are 10 easy steps for taking that house list from to-do to DONE:

  1. Plan a weekend getaway. See? Genius. Stay with me here… Continue reading

90-Minute Productivity

30 Jan
Brain by Dierk Schaefer

Brain by Dierk Schaefer

Ever have one of those a-ha moments, when you encounter something that seems so brilliantly obvious?

The Internet gifted me one such moment a few weeks ago with the “Write It Down” concept. It happened again when I came across this video.

If you’re stressed, overworked, a parent, or any combo of the above, perhaps this 90-minute productivity idea could help you, too?

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Write It Down

2 Jan
"Super Mom Syndrome"  by Our Kooky Life

“Super Mom Syndrome” by Our Kooky Life

You’re lying in bed and can’t get to sleep for all the to-do’s in your head:

Write it down.

You’re confused about a next move on a project or in your life:

Write it down.

You have something bugging you that you just can’t shake:

Write it down.

It will help. Don’t believe me? Continue reading

Get Things Done

5 Sep
Photo adapted from "Spring" by Katie Brady, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo adapted from “Spring” by Katie Brady, Flickr CC

What is it about the change of the calendar to fall that makes us itch to get things done? Maybe it goes back to our gather-and-hibernate instinct…

Regardless, I happened upon this TED Talk video yesterday, and it’s an excellent follow up to my post about stress-free productivity last week.

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Work Better

29 Aug

CrashTestDummyAs we approach Labor Day, I’d like to make this public service announcement:

You don’t have to work harder to work better.

If I read that before I started my freelance business, I would’ve thought, “Yeah, right.”

But five years of being my own boss has taught me many surprising things about true productivity, all of which have nothing to do with stress and cashing in valuable personal time for more work time.

As we approach the coming month, why not give these a try? Continue reading