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clarity

How to Gain Clarity of Mind

Sometimes fog is visible and we’re aware of it. But it can often pose as humidity that subtly dims our vision. We don’t notice the dullness and weight until the contrast of clarity brings perspective. An early glimpse of fall recently opened my eyes to clarity. The lack of humidity in the air made the …

Time boxing

Using Timeboxing to Reduce Decision Fatigue

As I’ve been pondering decision fatigue lately, I’ve also been reading about what others are doing to reduce its effect on them.  One concept that has been intriguing to me is timeboxing. Timeboxing is simply limiting an activity to a set period of time. For example, you might set a timer for processing emails and …

Do you have Decision Fatigue?

Do You Have Decision Fatigue?

Does Decision Fatigue Affect You? What is that project or task you are avoiding and putting off? Come on, don’t tell me you don’t have one. We all do. Think about it. What is the item that keeps getting bumped from one list to the next? What thing do you walk by and wish you …

Health Direction

What is Your Health Trajectory?

What is Your Health Trajectory? Today you have made choices that will affect your health, either positively or negatively. Think of the choices (conscious or not) you have made today that are likely to improve your health as well as those that are likely to reduce it. Like a bank account, we want the positives …

What Seeds Will You Plant Today?

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson In these days of drive-thru food, instant streaming, Amazon Prime Now, and a world of information in our palm, we often focus on the harvest. We want to see results NOW. I am often tempted …

time tracker

Free Downloadable Time Tracker Worksheet

Last week I posted about using time tracking as a tool to discover more time for those projects or dreams that seem out of reach.  This downloadable Time Tracker worksheet is a helpful guide in experimenting with time tracking.  You might use it for a few days or decide that you want to use it as …

Motivation Muscle

Motivation is a Learned Skill

This entry is part of 4 in the series Motivation

Motivation is more like a skill, akin to reading or writing, that can be learned and honed. -Charles Duhigg. Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity Whether we are trying to motivate ourselves to make a change or are trying to encourage others in some area, the great news is that motivation is like …