Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog.
- Interesting. I would have thought it better to be awake when you need to be creative. From Lifehacker’s “Design Your Schedule So Your Creative Duties Fall When You’re Tired”
- From Live Bold and Bloom called “15 Darned Good Reasons Why Self-Help Actually Helps”. I thought interesting.
- A good instruction on how to use a monthly tickler from Simple Mom. “Clearing the “Counter Pile” with a Tickler File”
- I have to admit it – the picture on this article is what made me read it. Who can resist chocolate cake? (Not I!) But the article is actually a good plan, not just for a “lifestyle business”, but for any major project. From Wake Up Cloud’s “How to Build a Lifestyle Business in 2 Hours a Day or Less”
- No one wants to be prepared for this, but dealing with a friend or co-worker who has lost a loved one can be awkward. Wisebread has a great article on “How to Express Condolences Without Saying Something Stupid”
- I am not an early riser. I find it almost impossible to get up before the sun, especially when SAD kicks in full-tilt. It is such a relief to see an article like this one from Lifehack! “Early Riser or Night Owl: Why It Doesn’t Really Matter”
- I am a big Mark Twain fan. The Positivity Blog has a great gem in “Mark Twain’s Guide to Living an Awesome Life: 7 Essential Tips”
- I’m not at this point yet – my daughter doesn’t have any email or accounts that are not linked to my email addresses, but this seems like a good strategy for handling passwords. From Lifehacker’s “Use a Piggy Bank as a Password Escrow Account for Sharing Your Children’s Passwords”
- This is a great strategy for those who feel they have no time to do anything. From Lifehack’s “Forward15: Your Future in 15 Minutes a Day”
- Are you waiting for the “magic” to happen? Read First Today Then Tomorrow’s “The Influence of Unicorns”
- The thing that struck me about “How to Stay Productive in Troubled Times” was “limit the pick-me-ups”. As soon as my stress level rises, I find myself craving sugar. And there have been days when I have caved, and felt much worse afterwards. From Pick The Brain.
- Daniel Markovitz over at Harvard Business Review says that “To-Do Lists Don’t Work”. I think he just overscheduled himself. What do you think?
- “No one ever gets talker’s block.” Oh, I wish! But Seth Godin has a great article on writer’s block. Not that I think it better than “The 7 Secrets of the Prolific”, which deals with the causes. But still… From “Talker’s block”
- As a Girl Scout leader, I will tell you this is all true. But I will also tell you that this is the largest girl-run business anywhere! I love watching the girls learn the business. From Lifehack’s “Evil Genius: 6 Business Tips You Can Learn from a Girl Scout”. Oh yes, it’s cookie time. Support your local Girl Scouts.
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