Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog.
I made a concerted effort to get through my backlog of blog reading this week, so the list is much longer than usual!
- This is a great collection of quotes and tips from the Positivity Blog. I love Ernest Hemingway’s“Never mistake motion for action.”. From “How to Create a Kick-Ass Life: 15 Of My Favorite Timeless Tips”.
- An interesting challenge: get your apps down to 15. I think my results will appear here later on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. From Lifehack’s “Why and How I Went on an App Diet”.
- A great article on morning/evening routines; it’s aimed at male college students, but the principles are universal! From Art of Manliness’s “Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day”.
- Finally! A voice of reason in the frugality ring. WiseBread has an article of frugal half-measures at “12 Frugal Compromises”.
- An interesting view point from Zen Habits, which recommends tossing out all the advice dispensed about productivity. I’m really not sure how this would work for the majority of people who are not in control of their time, thought. From Zen Habit’s “Toss Productivity Out”.
- I’m not sure I agree with these things totally, but it’s a good exercise. Saying no to things inevitably means saying yes to something else. From Zen Habit’s “» The Four Things I Wish I Could Say No To”.
- I like the phrase: let the Wookiee win. I also agree: fold the laundry inside out. From Parent Hack’s “Save time while folding laundry: fold it inside-out”.
- Great article on how to get your game on again. From Pick The Brain’s “Five Steps to Get Back on Top of Things When Life is Busy”.
- This is a great little article on using Zen principles in personal productivity. I especially like the one about “managing the easy”. From Arina Nikitina’s “Zen Productivity Principles to Regain Balance and Simplicity”.
- Great little bits of wisdom, interspersed with practical how-tos on productivity principles. From LiteMind’s “6 Productivity Principles to Live By (My Personal Productivity Manifesto)”.
- Call it empowerment, affirmations or whatever. Maybe telling yourself you are the luckiest person in the world would make you so. What have you got to lose? From Think Simple Now’s “How to Be The Luckiest Person”.
- This is a good way to get things sparkly! From Lifehacker’Clean Your Dull, Cloudy Drinking Glasses with Vinegars “Clean Your Dull, Cloudy Drinking Glasses with Vinegar”
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