Posts tagged efficiency
Taking Your Day One Step at a Time

Sometimes I find myself looking two or three days down the road and trying to hold everything I need to do in my head at the same time and it gets overwhelming really fast. That’s part of the reason I’m both impressed by and feel sorry for the people who don’t use to-do lists or calendars. Anyway, my point is that if we’re constantly trying to keep track of the next 10 things we need to do, life can become quite daunting.

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The 5 Minute Rule and Other Hacks to Getting Things Done

Do you ever feel like you can never catch up on all of the small tasks that seem to riddle your day?  I'm talking about little stuff. Responding to that one email that should take you five minutes but you don't want to sit down and actually write. Taking out the garbage that has the disgusting smell coming from it. Filling out that form that needs to be returned by next Monday.

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15 Awesome Tools Organized People Use To Get Their Lives In Order

Successful people are often organized people. It's no secret - they achieve incredible productivity and fulfillment through intentional action, a balanced routine, and a decluttered lifestyle. Here are a few incredible, low-budget tools and proven practices that they use to maintain control of their life.

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Adventure is the AED kit for our mind

Though we may not realize it, humans have only a certain amount of decision making power each day - some of it is used up deciding which outfit we will wear today, some is spent deciding what to have for breakfast... all throughout the day, our mind is engaging choice after choice, weighing options, thumbing through the files of our mental history to find the best solution for our life in the moment. As the day wears on, we drain that mental resource across the vast number of decisions we make every hour.

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Jesus and Joe: the psychology of task association

Some tasks are just so darn hard for people to do. Examples include flossing, feeding the pets, reading your Bible, texting your girlfriend or boyfriend that you made it home safely, making a million dollars... you know, the usual. The psychology behind it differs from person to person. Some genuinely forget, some don't care about it enough, some get distracted easily, some have a fear of it... whatever the case may be, nearly everyone struggles to keep up with at least one habit. Previously, I've written before on the topic of small wins as a way to build momentum for a task that would ordinarily scare you off. Depending on how you tick, here's another hack that may work better for you.

Life Hack: Task Association

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The Index Card

"The Index Card" - a sleek 3x5 white card, blank on one side and ruled on the other. Fold it in half and you're looking at the perfect tool to organize your day. You have four sides to the card once it has been halved which allows you to split up your various lists while keeping them in one place.

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