Posted on December 9, 2013 by LJ Earnest
We hear a lot about focus and concentration these days. After all, with every device beeping and blinking at us, distraction has become the norm.
But it isn’t enough just to focus on what you are doing. Here’s why:
Posted on December 6, 2013 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I talk about kale, stress, ignoring task lists, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), tantrums, creating vs. finding myself, parallel parking, and a button that makes everything OK.
Posted on December 4, 2013 by LJ Earnest
If you live in any area where there is a significant season change, it is probable that you switch out bedding with the seasons. It doesn’t make sense to have a heavy quilt on the bed in mid-summer, nor a thin blanket on during the middle of winter.
Unfortunately, that means that you have to do some switching and storing. Here are some ways to simplify seasonal bedding.
Posted on December 2, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I love making lists. I make lists of everything. But the one list that rules them all is the daily task list. It is what I use to balance what I can do during the day without being overwhelmed. What I have found, though, is that I am not checking the personal list during the day.
Here is why this is dangerous, and how to fix it.
Posted on November 29, 2013 by LJ Earnest
On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings — my open loops — to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on simplicity definitions, being rescued, baby powder, wearing a bathrobe to prevent spills, saving cheese from drying out, things to NOT tolerate, germ congregating places, and questions to never ask yourself.
Posted on November 27, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. A huge food holiday, most people pull out the stops and produce tons of traditional foods.
I do too…except I simplify it. Here is how:
Posted on November 25, 2013 by LJ Earnest
Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. This infographic on coffee in the workplace was too good to pass up. Enjoy! Graphic provided by https://www.zoho.com/general/blog/work-coffee-the-unbreakable-bond.html
Posted on November 18, 2013 by LJ Earnest
I’m taking a break this week! Enjoy old posts from the Archives, or check out the Getting Started. Photo by INABA Tomoaki. Licensed under Creative Commons.