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Limit What You See To Avoid Distraction

Posted on March 17, 2014 by

I read a tweet today where someone said they went to read a text, and an hour later realized they were on Twitter. I thought to myself, what we need is a set of horse blinkers.

Horse blinkers were a device used to keep horses from seeing things in their peripheral vision that could spook them. It forces the horse to look straight ahead, and not get distracted.

There are a lot of times I wish I had a device like that…but I realized that there are a lot of electronic horse blinkers out there we can use. And by using them, you can limit what you see to avoid distraction.

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Open Loops 3/14/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on March 14, 2014 by

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on digital clutter and how to get rid of it; preventing clutter; breaking out of procrastination; and things to put on your To Don’t list.

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Review: Timeless You

Posted on March 13, 2014 by

I was recently contacted to take a look at Dr. Deepak Chopra’s new online course: “Timeless You.” After looking over the course, I decided to look closer, because I think this seminar might be a good fit for those of my readers who are struggling with the effects of chronic stress, including unhealthy and over-eating and lack of exercise. Including myself.

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Reducing Inputs: Piles

Posted on March 12, 2014 by

In this series of articles, we have looked at reducing inputs into your life with the hopes of making it easier to manage. In this article, I wanted to look at the areas that we hadn’t covered already (paper, phone, email)…and realized that it all boiled down to Piles.

Today we will look at how to handle this other material and get it to the point where it is not clogging our attention.

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Productivity Toolbox: Schedule Your Free Time Tasks

Posted on March 10, 2014 by

Sometimes a task list just isn’t enough. Even though there are plenty of things on the list, and plenty of time to do them, things still don’t get done.

Today we will look at the productivity toolbox method of scheduling a block of free time with tasks in order to power through a list.

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Sponsor Post, March 2014

Posted on March 8, 2014 by

In March, my sponsors feature merchants with stuff that I use every day.

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Open Loops 3/7/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on March 7, 2014 by

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on task switching being a symptom of a problem, cleaning up broken glass with a lint roller, and internet contracts for kids.

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Reducing Inputs: Phones

Posted on March 5, 2014 by

In this day, most of us have two or three phones. Each of these phones have voice mail, and usually one of those phones is carried at all times. The amount of information coming from these phones can be overwhelming.

Let’s look at reducing the phone inputs.

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