Open Loops 5/11/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Posted on May 11, 2010 by
Categories: Open Loops
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Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog.


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I have rarely seen a more succinct and to-the-point article about what shouldn’t be on a task list. Lifehacker’s article “Clean Out Your To-Do List for Guilt-Free Productivity” does a great job. The points: Your To-Do List Is Not a Dumping Ground; Your To-Do List is Not a Wish List; Your To-Do List Is Not for Ambiguous Tasks; Your To-Do List Is Not for Motivation; and Your To-Do List is Not a Task Graveyard. This is one of those articles that I wish I had written. It’s wonderful.


If you’ve never cleaned your computer equipment, start. Now. Lifehacker’s article on “Give Your Computer and Peripherals a Spring Cleaning” gives some great starting points.


Saying No to some things is saying Yes to others. Wise Bread has “12 Straightforward Ways to Say ‘No’”. I always like to remind myself that No is a complete sentence.


Life can turn into drudgery if all you are doing is “getting things done.” Fun helps, as Webworker Daily points out in “To Be More Productive, Add More Fun to Your Day”.


Stepcase Lifehack has three great points over at “How to Feel Inspired When You’ve Lost Motivation”. While it didn’t pull me out of my productivity slump, it did help me realize that I could change some things.


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