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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Gratitude, Holidays

Count your blessings

While I work, I have been listening to a “Classic Christmas” station on Pandora. It plays mostly traditional Christmas songs (Joy to the World, Silent Night, etc.) and many tend to be older versions with that great old time sound (like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, etc.). There’s one song that has been popping up a lot lately that I…

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COVID, Kids, Productivity

Silver Lining #1

Do you have a “favorite” side effect of the pandemic? That probably sounds like a weird question, but I mean, is there one outcome from all of the changes that you like the best? (I know we all really despise many things about it. But I think most people agree there are SOME perks to the lifestyle changes, even if…

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