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Positivity Counts

I read an interesting article the other day on how positivity impacts productivity. The article suggests that consuming negative news in the morning (even just for a few minutes) hurts mood and well being. Individuals who watched just three minutes … Continue reading

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Scheduling through Circadian Rhythms for Optimal Productivity

Every day after my baby lies down for his afternoon nap, I get to go work on my dissertation. That has not been working out at all. In theory, it kind of works. 5 hours of baby time, 5 hours … Continue reading

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Should –> Could

This is a tip I picked up from my yoga class. Make a list of all the things you “should” do. I should call my mother more often. I should clear out those old books on my desk. I should … Continue reading

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The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity ~ Book Summary & Review (Part 2 of 2)

In my last blog post, I began summarizing a productivity book titled The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity (library)(Amazon) by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne. Essentially, it is a book about efficient decision making. If we waste … Continue reading

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The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity ~ Book Summary & Review (Part 1 of 2)

I picked up a new productivity book titled The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity (library)(Amazon). Co-written by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne, the book claims to address the factors compromising our ability to make great accomplishments: the overwhelming … Continue reading

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February reflection, March planning

My monthly FutureMe email reminder came in. This was timely because the last 2 weeks were ROUGHHHHH. Febuary goals were…

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Overcoming the Distraction Habit – Test 1

Over at Zenhabits, Leo Babauta offers a simple method for overcoming a bad habit of being constantly distracted. What I did when I wanted to develop an awareness of my smoking urges was carry around a pencil and small scrap … Continue reading

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