Practice

In Search of the Ultimate Organizer

I can dream, can’t I? All I want is one system, one place where I can organize my entire life, from the personal to the business to the lifetime goals, and have it mesh seamlessly with everyone else’s systems. Oh, and it should be fun to use, combining both the joy of a notebook with …

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Returning to What Works

One of the hazards of writing a personal development blog is that you end up with an embarrassment of riches. If someone stopped me on the street and said “Can you recommend a good to-do list app?” I’d could hook them up. “Tell me the pros & cons of GTD” and we’d have to get …

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Guest Post: What is a Spark of Joy?

I’m happy to welcome my partner Natasha to the blog with this guest post. Her company, Domestic Systems Solutions, helps people create space and relieve stress in their homes and workspaces. I asked her to write about that great concept: the Spark of Joy. As I start writing this post, I realized that there are quite …

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MicroAggravations: Things You Don’t Love

A while back I mentioned the idea of “micro-annoyances” here on the blog, planning on following up on them later. Today’s the day! In case you don’t have time to click the link, the idea of “microannoyances” is working alongside the term “microaggression”, defined as: …the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, …

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A Quick Decluttering Practice

I promise, I’m going to get to a practical tool for decluttering in this post. But first I’d like to continue to talk a little more about “slack.” I really see it as “resilience” – the ability to avoid some shocks (such as paying the phone bill on time so that you avoid the shock …

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