Archive for the Simplification Category

6 Simple Ways To Balance Work and Life

Posted on April 16, 2014 by

As the world has gotten busier, our work life has crept into our home lives. Much is made of work-life balance. How is your balance? We will look at what it is, and some simple ways to attain it.

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Balancing Your Tasks

Posted on April 2, 2014 by

How often do you complete everything on your task list for the day? Do you always have things left over that you just didn’t have time to get to?

The problem with operating in this mode for an extended period of time is eventually all those un-done tasks pile up and you end up with a task list so massive it will topple over and smother you.

How do you avoid this? By balancing your tasks.

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How To Manage A Kindle Library

Posted on March 26, 2014 by

As I shared last week, I believe that ebooks are a great simplifier. They allow me to read more wherever I am.

Unfotunately, managing the electronic library can quickly get overwhelming. Unlike with paper books, you can’t sort them into piles, and it can be difficult to find what you are looking for. This week I share the strategies I use to manage my books as well as my reading workflow.

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How Ebooks Simplify Reading

Posted on March 19, 2014 by

I was an ebook early adopter. In fact, I owned one of the earliest prototypes: the Rocket Ebook. I realized that as much as I love the feel of a paper book, and the turning of pages, ebooks simplify reading.

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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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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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Reducing Your Inputs: Email

Posted on February 19, 2014 by

How many email addresses do you have? From how many places do you get email? How much of that email is not relevant?

In today’s article about reducing inputs, we are going to tackle that modern miracle and bane: email.

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Reducing Your Inputs: Introduction

Posted on February 12, 2014 by

One of the things about modern life is we have way more information coming at us than people in any other time. The only way to keep from being sucked under is to reduce the inputs that we have flying at us.

David Allen recommends reducing the inboxes. Since Getting Things Done was written, I think there are even more inboxes coming at us.

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