Kids, Productivity

B-day Recap and Better Time Blocking

Birthday Recap: The birthday boy seemed to have a nice day. Admittedly, it was a bit low key on his actual day yesterday. But, that is just the reality of life (with working parents, at least). Might as well learn now that the entire world does not stop because it’s your birthday. 🙂 Granted, we could have taken the day…

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Productivity

A phone use hack- Do Not Disturb mode

The problem: I’ve wrestled for a long time (-years-) with my phone feeling like a distraction. In general, but especially during working hours. I tend to time block my best, “deep work” blocks (usually 1 hour blocks), and I hate getting interrupted during them. That’s when I put my head down and really just WORK. No email, no calls, etc.…

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Podcasts, Productivity

Time choices

I had a pretty full feeling day yesterday, but a good one. I tweaked my morning routine a bit to allow for a 7 am grocery store run. Ironically, while I was getting ready for the day, I listened to this episode of Laura Vanderkam’s Before Breakfast podcast. It was all about using the concept of the “Would you Rather?”…

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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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