Archive for November, 2009

Changing Your Inbound And Outbound Filters

Posted on November 30, 2009 by

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I read an article about limiting options to make choices easier recently, and it got me thinking about filters. Filters are screens that weed out certain things. Sound and light filters remove certain frequencies. Furnace filters remove particulates from the air. And internal […]

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Quick and Easy Apple Desserts

Posted on November 27, 2009 by

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Fall is a time for apples, and the apple market is glutted this year. Here are four of my favorite simple desserts using apples: Apples And Cinnamon This is a good lunch “dessert” for my daughter. Take an apple and slice it up, […]

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Posted on November 26, 2009 by

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. On this day we are supposed to be thankful for the harvest and food. Mostly, today, Americans use the holiday to eat too much. I think it is a good exercise to periodically think about what you are thankful for. These lists […]

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Simplifying the Kitchen: Cloth Napkins

Posted on November 25, 2009 by

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the ways I decided I could cut down on disposable goods was to substitute cloth napkins for paper ones. Making cloth napkins is one of the tasks I have taken on recently that I find I am enjoying very much. I’m […]

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Open Loops 11/24/2009: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on November 24, 2009 by

Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog. Dustin Wax is one of my favorite writers over at Stepcase Lifehack. This article, “Getting Things (Re-)Started: Dealing with Mental Blocks” gives some practical advice on getting un-stuck. The one that I love is “tend to your knitting.” He means it. Literally. Big […]

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Simplifying My Tasks

Posted on November 23, 2009 by

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Tasks and calendars are the mainstream of keeping me on track. One tells me where I need to be, the other tells me what I need to do. Most productivity systems seem to focus on the tasks, though, rather than the calendar. Perhaps […]

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How I Have A House Ready For Company…In 15 Minutes Or Less

Posted on November 20, 2009 by

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Sudden guests used to send me into a panic. I realized this is no longer the case when I answered my husband’s query to bring a co-worker over with calmness. There were very few things I had to do to make the house […]

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If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It…

Posted on November 19, 2009 by

A friend of mine made a comment the other day that struck me as broadly applicable. We were talking about face moisturizers, and a person (who sells a certain line of expensive skincare) brought up the miracles of her product. My friend looked her in the face and said: “If […]

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