Open Loops: Articles I Found Interesting

Posted on December 2, 2008 by
Categories: Open Loops
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Tuesdays are open loop at SimpleProductivity blog.


Photo by spaceplebStacks and Stacks asked the question: “Does De-Clutter Equal De Stress?“. I find that when my life gets completely out of control, it really helps me to exert control on anything I can. And usually that means that my desk or purse becomes reorganized. I thought I was the only one, though. Apparently not…


Unclutterer had an article over the summer: “Work life creeping into personal life? Try a battery-only weekend“. With NaNoWriMo coming to a close, I am seriously considering doing this. My writing will take place during the week, and I will try to do little with the computer on weekends. Checking Fantasy Football, yes. Work? Probably not. But it’s nice to have the safety net of the battery. One can’t argue with a dead battery.


If found the 6 signs of non-productivity eerily familiar as I re-read the article “6 Signs Your Lifehacks Aren’t Working – Stepcase Lifehack“. #1 is a big one for me…things start getting moved around on my to-do list. I wish I could get to the point where I follow Mark Forster’s philosophy that it will all get done, but I’m not there yet. The six signs were so accurate I started looking around to see if someone was watching me…


Is the “F Word” Really So Bad? | Copyblogger” isn’t talking about THAT F-Word. Rather a more threatening one..FINISH. I have trouble finishing things. I love starting things, but I have to force myself to finish.


I’ve been slogging along on some very long tasks, and it has been hard. I have found that “Beating Procrastination is Easy – Once You Get Moving | Dumb Little Man” is true. The article has some good points. Unfinished stuff nags at me terribly. I’ve been using the (10+2)*5 method to get moving on tasks, and it has helped. Once I’m started, it flows much easier.


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