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How to De-Crapify Your Home: A Start-to-Finish Guide How to De-Crapify Your Home: A Start-to-Finish Guide While it's no epidemic, it's hard to argue that most of us have a little "too much stuff". Whether you've got a little or a lot more clutter than you'd like in your home, here's a start-to-finish look at how to streamline your Spring cleaning. Getting rid of your stuff can be difficult. Things have value to you, whether you've formed a personal attachment to your stuff or you believe you'll have a practical use for it... someday.
Email - Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker Email - Lifehacker stories - Lifehacker There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or week go by without knocking one task off your list.
Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best Good article. I'm primarily a GTD-er, but I'm also a firm believer is mixing and matching to get what works for you. I've done several presentations at work on task management and GTD and to get past peoples' fear of what looks like a complicated and monolithic system, I explain that there's really just three fundamental principles involved: write everything down, define a next action, and review your lists. That often gets them to the stage of thinking "oh, I can do *that*", which at a minimum is going to make my work life easier and at best will lure another unsuspecting soul into the world of productivity geekery. :) Also, *thank you* for discussing the issue of non-work productivity.
Gmail Smart Labels Add Automatic Inbox Filters for Mass Mail, Combat Email Overload Be very careful! I turned Smart Labels on and then spent 30m undoing the mess SL created. About 60% of my already labeled gmails were double labeled AND labeled incorrectly. There needs to be an option to 'test' it on a portion of your gmail AND an option to not touch gmails one has already properly and personally autolabeled. Gmail Smart Labels Add Automatic Inbox Filters for Mass Mail, Combat Email Overload
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Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition SExpand We live out so much of our modern lives on personal computers and web servers—yet so much of it is messy and over-stuffed. Clean up your email, fix your files, and tidy up your digital life with these 10 tips. Photo by meddygarnet. We last delved into the "digital life" in July 2007, when Gina tackled this very topic. We've seen, and even created, new tools since then—and, to be honest, that page isn't looking so hot at the moment.
Craft the Perfect Calendar and To-Do List This Weekend Craft the Perfect Calendar and To-Do List This Weekend If your productivity routine has begun to feel a bit stale (or your productivity's just not where you'd like it to be), spend some free time setting up a new system to get ahead on work next week. So you've jump started your productivity to get into your post-summer work, and maybe you're realizing that your productivity system isn't as refined as it could be. Whether you'd like to check out a well-known methodology like David Allen's Getting Things Done or a mix-and-match of other productivity styles, here are some things you can try to integrate into your routine to keep your productivity level up.
Developing Razor Sharp Focus with Zen Habits Blogger, Leo Babauta | Learning Fundamentals 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. Developing Razor Sharp Focus with Zen Habits Blogger, Leo Babauta | Learning Fundamentals
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