Open Loops 5/15/2015

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on:

  • Getting more done on side projects
  • Replacing your blender with a smart stick (I don’t think son!)
  • How the color blue is modern – older cultures didn’t see it
  • Some great things about engineers
  • A simple guide to getting organized – and how to make it stick
  • The impact of tasks made tiny by technology
  • …and more!
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Make Task Collection Easier

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“Out of sight, out of mind” is an old adage that I find holds true, particularly when it comes to the things I need to pull together, organize or simply remember. Yes, I have my task list, but it is the collection of these items that snags me, so often these things don’t make it into the task list.

When I was perusing various teaching organization systems, I saw a picture of something that I knew I could adapt to help make task collection easier.

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How I Got Out Of Getting Things Done

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Last week I talked about my problems with Getting Things Done in the article “When Getting Things Done Gets In the Way”. Readers were quick to email and comment that they wanted to know what I would use. (In hind sight, I should have indicated this article was coming!) So here is how I got out of Getting Things Done and actually get things done.

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Open Loops 5/8/2015

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On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on:

  • Morning routines and stress relief
  • Turning off FM radio
  • Cleaning burnt pans
  • Getting meetings back on track
  • …and more!
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