simple productivity

Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Isolate Yourself

11.22.2011 gadgets

Here’s one more Simple Productivity Task Of The Day (SPTOTD) suggested by Michael Schechter (@mschechter): Use a pair of headphones, but play no music. Use them to reduce the surrounding noise and let you concentrate on a task. This is an excellent and easy thing to do. You could certainly play music to help drown [...]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Delete Something From Your To-Do List

11.17.2011 GTD

This is one of the most powerful tools in helping yourself get things done: delete things from your to-do list. I didn’t say to check them off as completed. I said delete them. If you make long lists of things to do, you probably have things on that list that don’t really need to be [...]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Reorganize One Bookshelf

11.16.2011 Books and Literature

When I am at a loss for what to do next it’s typically not because I have nothing to do. It’s more likely that I have too many things to do. My mind is a jumble. I’m uncertain. It seems like it’s better to do nothing than that impossible list. When things need sorting out [...]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Draw Your Day

11.15.2011 GTD

To-do lists are made of of words. Lot of words. Too many words. Your list may seem impossibly long. You’ll never get all of these things done. And sometimes, often, it’s hard to see how you’ll do any of them today. Seeing is the key word. Seeing your list as pictures might just help you [...]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Give Yourself A Timeout

11.14.2011 GTD

When you find yourself stuck, unable to get things done, and your frustrations are boiling over, you might just need to go sit in a corner. Seriously. Put yourself in time out. When a child throws a fit or misbehaves, you put them in timeout so they can calm down and think about what they’ve [...]

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