Podcasts, Productivity

Routineology

On Monday, I had two podcast episodes back to back in my podcast subscription feed that were, ironically, both about the topic of routines. I am a big fan of routines in general, so these were fun to listen to! They were very different styles and sort of tackled different angles of routines. 1- Best Laid Plans – Routines and…

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Life, Misc., Productivity

Thursday Misc: work, email, Chipotle…

Happy Thursday! Nothing overly exciting to report around here today. Work project- Yesterday I started working on a little side project at work (not exactly a normal, actual work related project, but more of an organizational project that will benefit the department long term). It’s right up my alley and I found myself getting lost in it yesterday afternoon. I…

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Productivity

Questioning yourself + avoiding distraction

I took this screenshot online yesterday from someone summarizing a passage from Nir Eyal’s Indistractible (a book I read last year and that I thought had many good tips on decreasing distraction). I remember thinking when I read it that what’s in the screenshot was one of my favorite take-aways. It’s not that we “can’t” do the so-called evil, time-wasting…

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Productivity, Work

Parkinson’s Law + work/time expansion…

Since we’ve been home all week 24/7, I’m missing most of the “anchors” in my life right now. It’s nice, in a way, to have some total “free for all” days, but also still odd. (Less odd now than it would have been a few years ago, since we have become fairly used to this slower pace throughout the pandemic,…

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Life, Productivity

The enemy of time blocking

You know what I think is the worst thing for people who like (or need) to plan their time?? The service call. When the plumber/ electrician/ cable guy/ person with tools tells you they will show up at your house “between 12-5” or, in my case yesterday, “sometime before 3, but they’ll call 20 minutes before to let you know…

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