Category Archives: Time Management

How One Small Step Really Can Change Your Life

Back in January 2011, when I started this blog, I explained what I was trying to do: discover small, easy changes I could make that would significantly improve the quality of my life. But I didn’t talk about why I … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Rethink Your Routines?

I’ve never liked the idea of routines. Just saying the word makes me feel claustrophobic and trapped. But as I pay more attention to my own behavior, I’ve realized something shocking. I already have routines. (Okay, maybe it’s not shocking … Continue reading

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Eat Less, Write More With This Technique for Resisting Temptation

When’s the last time you ate at a Mexican restaurant without overindulging in chips? For me, it was last week. I hear you scoffing. I know, I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. 🙂 I recently finished reading … Continue reading

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How Do You Treat Your Future Self?

I’d like to start with a simple exercise this week: take a few seconds to close your eyes and imagine yourself at this time next year. What do you see? Is your future self calm or harried? Sitting in a … Continue reading

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The Magic Question That Keeps You Moving Forward

You started cleaning out the garage last month, but quit halfway through, promising yourself you’d do it tomorrow–and tomorrow never came. Or maybe you’re stalled on a novel–you wrote the opening in a flurry of inspiration, but when you hit … Continue reading

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Kaizen in Action – The Power of 10 Minutes

I’ve added a Facebook “Like” button in the upper right corner of the page — would you please take a moment to click on it and “Like” this blog? You’ve been hearing me sing the praises of the kaizen approach, … Continue reading

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How Do You Keep Yourself On Track?

Thanks to Kelly, for inspiring this week’s small step! In her comment on planners in Week 20, Kelly mentioned that one of her problems in getting things done is that she would have tasks written down, but when she sat … Continue reading

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Does Getting Organized Have To Be Complicated?

For many years, during the pre-smart-phone era, I tried to use a Day Planner. I loved the idea of a little binder to keep all my important information in one place. I bought dozens of different types of pre-printed pages, … Continue reading

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 3 – Productivity vs. the Internet

Now that we’ve decluttered our email accounts and our computer hard drives, I’d like to focus on a different type of virtual clutter — the clutter we create in our daily schedules when we get sucked into wasting time on … Continue reading

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Clearing Virtual Clutter, Part 2 – Data Files

If your computer’s hard drive died today, what would you lose? Would you be able to restore all that important data — that half-written novel, the photos and video from last year’s family reunion, all the tax-related receipts you entered … Continue reading

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