Archive for the Life Design Category

Find Your Passion: An Interview With Barrie Davenport

Posted on November 8, 2012 by

Barrie Davenport is a life passion coach, author, and founder of BarrieDavenport.com, a site devoted to helping people uncover and live their life passions. She is the author of The 52-Week Life Passion Project, to be released November 2012.

Barrie graciously accepted an interview request to help the readers of SimpleProductivityBlog.com explore life passion.

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Schedule A Study Hall For Free Time

Posted on September 19, 2012 by

Did you ever have a block of time in school where you didn’t have a class, but you could do essentially what you wished? You might have had this period called study hall, lunch or a free block.

A study hall in school is essentially scheduled unscheduled time.

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What To Do When Chaos Erupts

Posted on September 17, 2012 by

There are times when life gets chaotic. And sometimes it is more than a little chaotic.

I’m not sure what cosmic influences have inspired the chaos in my life right now, but they are all big changes.

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Breathe In Productivity With Eastern Wisdom

Posted on August 13, 2012 by

In last week’s post, guest author Erin Own focused on time management and the age-old framework of Yin and Yang. This week, she turns our attention to the breath and how it affects our productivity.

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The Secret To Being Happy

Posted on August 9, 2012 by

Our guest author today takes an interesting look at how to be happy…and it lies within you.

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Prevent Predictable Annoyances

Posted on August 8, 2012 by

One of the funniest phrases I have heard in the past few months is “Pigeons of Discontent.” This was meant as the opposite of “Bluebirds of Happiness”, and I find that it is very apt.

Essentially it is the category of items that are annoyances. And like pigeons, these are the common, garden-variety, everyday annoyances that can peck away at our happiness and contentment.

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Rebalance Your Productivity With Eastern Wisdom

Posted on August 6, 2012 by

In the first of a three part series, Erin Owen shares Eastern energetic principles that allow you to boost your productivity, while also slowing down and enjoying more of life.

In this first post, our focus is time management and an age-old framework you already know by name: Yin and Yang.

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Are You Allowing Technology To Stretch Your Working Day?

Posted on July 2, 2012 by

Technology can be wonderful. You can work from anywhere, call anyone from anywhere, research any question at any time of the night or day.

But what happens when technology actually extends your work day?

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