Jan 08

The Anatomy of an Effective Planner

How many calendars do you have? How many to-do lists, Post-Its, half-used planners, and random scraps of paper litter the bottom of your bag or your workspace? Maybe you’ve got electronic planning clutter: unused apps, multiple calendars, or a whole lot of time-wasters disguised as productivity tools. Whether you’re a… more >

Oct 22

Get 2 Things Done Free Download

The Get 2 Things Done tool is a fun, flexible way to prioritize your to do list. Head over to Design Sponge for the full explanation of how the system works. Go with the full color version, or print out the coloring book version and color it in yourself. You… more >

Jul 03

The 3 One Minute Tasks That Will Change Your Life

Morning: make your bed. It may seem inconsequential, but it sets the tone for your whole day. Noon: file and delete emails. I only keep super important things that have to get done asap in my inbox. For others, I have @Do and @Read folders (the @ symbol bumps them… more >

Jun 19

Pick Your Summer Project

Even though I don’t have the summer off anymore since I left teaching, I still think of these steamy months as a time for relaxing and getting caught up on stuff I got too busy to do during the rest of the year. I also like the idea of having… more >

Feb 14

3 Keys to Keeping Your (Not So) New Year’s Resolutions

Now that we’re in February (the time when most people’s New Year’s resolutions start to get less resolution-y), it’s a great opportunity to take a look at the resolutions you made in January. These 3 tips will help keep you on track and moving toward your goal. Have a Plan… more >