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Determining Why You Can’t Get Things Done

By |2021-04-13T10:05:34-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever asked the question, why can’t I get things done? I’m sure many people have wondered about that at some point in their lives, I know I have.  We are living in a fast-paced world and have so much to do all the time that it’s challenging to keep up with everything. That’s not to say that it’s impossible.  Keeping your sanity as you get things done is another very important issue. At the end of the day, you want to feel like you’ve been productive, but if you’re so worn out, both physically and mentally, chances are [...]

Those Mysterious Keys – Where do They All Belong?

By |2020-11-17T13:41:09-06:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , |

We all have mysterious keys that we find in our homes that we don’t know what lock they belong to. This happens a lot while we are purging. Perhaps we decide to downsize for whatever reason, or we are clearing out the home of a loved one that passed away. Finding mysterious keys tucked away in drawers all over the house derails us from our purging to contemplate which locks they belong to, it’s a distraction. We can’t get rid of them if we don’t know what they unlock, or we may never be able to unlock, or start something [...]

Procrastinating vs Deferring Tasks

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Procrastination, Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

There is procrastinating, and then there is deferring tasks. Understanding the difference between the two is important in terms of productivity.  Let’s explore the differences to determine how to work with both to increase productivity. Procrastinating Definition according to the Merriam Webster dictionary: ‘to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done’ Let’s face it, we are all guilty of procrastinating on tasks ‘that should be done’, especially those that we don’t want to do. Whether they are work tasks or personal tasks, it’s the same.  There are reasons we do this and it may be different [...]

Getting Back on Track

By |2020-11-17T13:41:43-06:00March 18th, 2013|Categories: Focus, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Getting back on track can be challenging when you’re interrupted by someone or something.  Interruptions can cause you to become distracted. Then it takes some time to figure out where you left off. Have you ever had one of those days that started out good, and then one significant, top priority task popped up that totally derailed your whole day? I did, just the other day. The day started out on track. I prepared for my day as I usually do with my list of tasks and started checking them off as I completed them. Mornings are a good time for [...]

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