Less Doing - Automate your life. Do less. Live more. How to De-Crapify Your Home: A Start-to-Finish Guide. First day of warm weather, I have an insatiable urge to clean.
If it's seventy degrees and sunny, I will take the day off of work if I can and spend the day going absolutely bonkers on my spaces. I scrub the whole house, I wash every cloth thing I own, I dust everything, I touch up paint, I wash and clean out my car, go through maybe 4 bottles of febreeze because I love the smell, and clean out my belongings. I've taken to the habit of not having much "stuff", and live like I'm in the space of a college dorm. I'm not one for knick-knacks, and I tend to make things myself like curtains and bedsheets as a hobby. I'm very reserved in my spending at garage sales and whatnot. Anyway, I find that it helps to clean out junk if you don't secondguess it. Email - Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker. Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best.
Gmail Smart Labels Add Automatic Inbox Filters for Mass Mail, Combat Email Overload. Separate your email from your to-do's. Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition. After I built the new computer last weekend I decided to take the larger of the two hard drives out of the old one to put in an external enclosure for backup purposes.
This forced me to take a good look at what was on that drive. No, I did not need a backup of my entire iTunes music collection from a year and a half ago, and duplicate backups of my photos. There was also a huge mass of accumulated WordPress files of various kinds (plugins, themes, old versions of WordPress) that I mostly did not need to keep around. So last night I went through folder by folder and deleted the stuff I didn't need to keep and zipped up the rest. Presto, a drive that had 2/3 more empty space! I do still need to declutter the top of my desk, which is turning into tchotchke heaven.
Craft the Perfect Calendar and To-Do List This Weekend. Developing Razor Sharp Focus with Zen Habits Blogger, Leo Babauta. If you’ve just logged into Facebook or your email for the 10th time today or find yourself thinking in Facebook statuses throughout the day, it may be time to read Leo Babauta’s eBook “Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction”.
This free eBook contains dozens of practical suggestions to help you enjoy life more, enhance your creativity and get things done. If there ever was an equivalent of steroids for focus, this book is it – it’s a great tool to help anyone develop razor sharp focus and churn out quality work. After reading this book, I made a number of changes that dramatically sharpened my focus. I have summarised a number of the strategies in the mind map below. Create Focus Rituals/Habits: Babauta defines a ritual as a set of actions you repeat habitually. He argues that rituals can help us to get into a focused mindset and suggests a number of rituals for the morning, before you begin your work, to help you refocus on your work and for the end of the day. How to Make Your To-Do List Doable.