Archive for August, 2009

One night vegetarian

Posted on August 19, 2009 by

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. In addition to my resolution that we eat in locally-owned businesses when we eat out, I am also trying to incorporate one meatless day in every week. This new resolution is partly because of the green-ness of not eating meat, the lessening of […]

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Open Loops 8/18/2009: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on August 18, 2009 by

Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog. Unclutter talks about “Stress, stuff, and world travel: The not-so-secret connection”. I don’t travel much, but that will be changing, if I have anything to say about it. And even our family vacations are getting lighter. Our first trip to another country (what […]

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I’m not always productive

Posted on August 17, 2009 by

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m not always productive. There are days when I do little more than consume books and iced tea pretty much in equal quantities. And they’re not the type of books designed to expand my consciousness, […]

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Simple and Inexpensive Joys and Treats

Posted on August 14, 2009 by

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. During my recent vacation, I took at class called “Day Spa in Your Bathroom”. The point of the class was that you can get day spa results in your home with much less cost. It started me thinking about other treats and joys […]

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Fitting in Exercise

Posted on August 13, 2009 by

One of the big problems I’ve had since going back to work is that I no longer have large chunks of optimal time for exercising. When I was unemployed, I would go for a 45 minute walk with the dog in the morning, and then spend at least a half […]

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Mini-blitz decluttering

Posted on August 12, 2009 by

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Sometimes when things get really overwhelming because there is just too much stuff, I do a mini-blitz decluttering session. This takes no more than 10 minutes, and yields quick results. Here is my recipe for quick decluttering:   Mini-blitz Decluttering Select an area. […]

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Open Loops 8/11/2009: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on August 11, 2009 by

Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog. I don’t think anyone purposely sets out to waste money. Wisebread’s “47 Simple Ways To Waste Money” has some unexpected ways that some of us waste money. It’s a light-hearted look at money “leaks”. Our society encourages us to be always “on”, which […]

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Clearing Out Mental Clutter

Posted on August 10, 2009 by

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It is funny that this topic was one I picked for today, because the moment I picked it, an online group I belong to tackled the same subject. If we apply my standard definition of clutter to be “something that you don’t love […]

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