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Structured Procrastination

Structured Procrastination
Author practices jumping rope with seaweed while work awaits. ``. . . anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment." -- Robert Benchley, in Chips off the Old Benchley, 1949 I have been intending to write this essay for months. Why am I finally doing it? Because I finally found some uncommitted time? Wrong.

Start Thinking NOW About How You Will Rock 2011! It’s a little scary for me to think that there are a mere 3 weeks left in 2010. One question: Where did the year go? January 1st seems to sneak up on us every year, and every year we madly try to figure out what our resolutions will be and what we’re going to accomplish in the coming year. Wouldn’t it be nice to just hit the ground running? Develop Routines At Home - Stepcase Lifehack If you’re trying to do anything productively a system, and at some stage a routine, should be set. This is important for everything working from home or elsewhere. When you’re home all day and don’t have routines in place your day may become a shamble with nothing getting done properly. Likewise, if you return home after work to a list of jobs and no order or routine, it may be difficult to even get started. Unclutterer has some examples for different job routines around the house that will make life easier. Deep Cleaning — The best way that I’ve found to tackle cleaning is to give each room a day of the week (Monday is living room, Tuesday is family room, Wednesday is bedroom, Thursday is bathrooms, Friday is kitchen, etc.).

50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of The personal productivity niche on the Web has grown by leaps and bounds since Lifehack launched only a few years ago. While a few sites dominate the rankings, there are lots and lots of lesser-known sites that are as good or even better than the “A-list” productivity blogs. Most of them are solo operations — the GTD newbie documenting his or her quest for greater control over their life, the coach or consultant sharing his or her knowledge with the world, the writer adding to his or her published work with notes, errata, and new findings. Their voice is personal, intimate even — and deserves to be heard. So here I present a collection of productivity blogs that are less well-known, by writers I think you should get to know better. Of course, the big names are here too — after all, I owe some of them a tremendous debt for helping me get a grip on my own life.

Stay Positive! Positive Network: All Good News, Positive News, Uplifting Inspiring Stories and Motivational Quotes for Success! The Meaning of Success: To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, To find the best in others; To leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

Minimal ZTD: The Simplest System Possible Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Recently I posted my new twist on the excellent GTD system, Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System. However, reader Mark Siegal said that the system seems to complex. Minimal ZTD: The Simplest System Possible Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Recently I posted my new twist on the excellent GTD system, Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System. However, reader Mark Siegal said that the system seems to complex. So I now present the minimalist version of ZTD — a way to be productive without all the fuss. The Four Habits 1 collect.

Magic Minimum: Cleaning Secret of Organized Families Is it time to clean? Not for today's busy families! Between work, children's activities, and vacation plans, even the most leisurely days don't seem long enough to get everything done at home. There's a solution for busy times! Just as your body needs a "minimum daily allowance" of vitamins and minerals, an organized home needs a minimum of maintenance and attention to keep running smoothly. Think of this as a Magic Minimum: a short list of essential household tasks. Thinking like a Geniu Thinking and recall series Problem solving: creative solutions "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future." The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems.

The Pomodoro Technique™ What is The Pomodoro Technique? EASY for anyone to use! Improves productivity IMMEDIATELY! FUN to do! 13 Things to Avoid When Changing Habits “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” - Mark Twain Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter.

Break a Perfectionism and Procrastination Connection Now Humorist Walt Kelly titled his book, We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us . Kelly was onto something. When perfectionism and procrastination combine, you can be your own worst enemy. By freeing yourself from this complex process, you can better use your time to accomplish more with less stress . Here you'll see a sample of how this process works, a case example, and some ideas for breaking the perfectionism-procrastination connection. - The power of the Slee My first independent app on the App store. Hopple Hop, is a simple concept – get as far as you can! Jump from platform to platform by tapping the screen, and see just how far you can get. As of this writing, the global high score is 116.

GTD Do-It-Yourself Planner v1.0 In need of a last-minute gift? Need something to do between turkey dinners? Or how about a massive attempt at self-organisation for the New Year?