Monthly Archives: July 2013

Learned Helplessness and Planning Your Escape

Youarenotsosmart.com is one of my favorite blogs.  The author, D. McRaney, usually writes about the psychological pitfalls and quirks common to all of us silly humans in an informative and engaging way.  This entry on Learned Helplessness was one of my … Continue reading

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A cool way to visually analyze your productivity

Like most productivity-nerds, I am eager to try out and use various support applications and programs.  Right now I use (the free) HabitRPG each night as part of my “shut down” routine.  It is a fun way to check off my accomplishments … Continue reading

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Plan B…and C….and D as Energy Management

In order to stay aware of where my focus and energy are being used/wasted, I decided to break up my To Do into various possible iterations.  All of these iterations are still based on my values and long term goals … Continue reading

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Plan B pulls more things into the Circle of Influence

In the classic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey advises readers to become more aware of how we’re focusing our time and energy.   This diagram is Covey’s Circle of Concern – all of the things … Continue reading

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Saturday night pause: Make an Emergency Plan B

Two quick things to memo for the start of next week. 1. Figure out the best time of day to meditate.   Right now, I meditate right before bed.  It really is a convenient time for me but I’m not … Continue reading

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Do one thing at a time and finish what you start

I’m a long-time reader and fan of Leo over at zenhabits.net.  Leo emphasizes, over and over and over, that in order to change your life, you need to do it slowly through one habit change at a time. In sum, … Continue reading

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10 weeks

I am pregnant with my first child and everything I do is going to kill the baby. This is the chatter in my head: Can’t eat this, can’t drink that. Don’t put that on your skin! Don’t breath in polluted … Continue reading

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