How do you move on from a crisis when it becomes your new normal? Can your systems and tools handle this new state of being and the challenges that come along? Let me share with you what happened after my crisis and what I learned for the future.
No matter how hard we plan there are times when adversity strikes and throws all our efforts off the rails. We’ve likely all experienced this at one time or another. In my own case it was quite recent, quite traumatic, and continues as an ongoing challenge.
Ever wonder why when you ask someone how they are the reply is, "Busy" we nod and agree that yes, we are busy too even if we may not be? Busy is worn as a badge of importance and success.
Weekends are supposed to be times for rest, relaxation, and recharging to prepare you for the return to work on Monday. More often than not weekends become collections of chores, errands, and tasks you didn't have time for during the week. Add in activities, events, and other commitments and the rest of the weekend quickly … Continue reading Five ways to have a more productive weekend
I'm quite proud of the amount of content I read each day. On average I go through anywhere from 50 to 75 articles on various topics gathered from a number of websites and feeds from around the Internet. With this many pieces to go through, I had to assemble a solution allowing me to: Identify … Continue reading How I manage to read 50 articles a day productively
One of the keys to productivity is taking advantage of the moments as they come available. To do this successfully you need to be prepared to react when those moments arise. Here are some tips for taking advantage of "idle moments": 1. Clean up your task list If you're keeping an active task list regardless … Continue reading Being productive wherever you are
There is a recognition in the analog journaling community that the physical nature of the journal can be a single point of failure when it comes to the information you keep. For some, the chances of losing their journal are slim, for others, much more likely. Personally I have found my challenge comes not only … Continue reading What to do when your paper journal disappears