Open Loops 4/26/2011: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog.

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I have been busy getting caught up with my reading, so this is a long post. If you are a fan of the Open Loop feature, please consider subscribing to my Twitter feed (@SmplProdBlog)…I often make note of interesting articles there.

Are you a minimalist or maximalist when it comes to productivity tools? From Stepcase Lifehack’s “Minimal vs. Maximal Productivity Tools”

For those of us who struggle with goals: “We overlook is that the goals we set for ourselves might not even be what we truly desire.” A great read over at Henri Junttila’s blog: “Goal Setting 101: Why Your Goals Feel Unattainable (And How to Fix It)”

Lots of people are restless right now. The Organic Sister presents some questions to think about in “11 Signs Your Life Is Demanding Personal Growth (And It’s Time To Listen)”

These email management tips are right on the spot. I even applied these to my iPod Touch – turning off email notification has been wonderful. From “Time Management Tips — Managing email so it doesn’t manage you”

Life never goes exactly as planned. Unclutterer has “Tips for returning to normal after a large disruption” that are worth a read.

Wow. Timely…and needed. “How To Survive When Everything Sucks | Unicorns for Socialism”

I love Mark Twain. Well, except for the “Innocents Abroad”. But that’s a story for another time. Dumb Little Man has an article of his quotes and how they can change your life. “7 Life Changing Lessons You Can Learn from Mark Twain”.

I really love Mary Jaksch’s take on life. She applies her years of Zen and martial art training to procrastination and overwhelm in her article “Zen and the Art of Ninja Productivity”

I have a tendency to go on auto-pilot, particularly when I’m busy. The Bold Life has “50 questions for personal growth” that are worth looking at.

Simplifying can actually begin inside. Tiny Buddha has 10 great ways to simplify that inner stuff. “10 Steps to Simplify Your Work Life”

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