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This time last year I committed to a daily meditation practice that I’ve gratefully been able to maintain thanks to how I’ve stacked my habits and made use of a meditation app called headspace.

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How did I finally start my capsule wardrobe?

  • I got inspired by others.
  • I procrastinated.
  • I dared to be someone.

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The antithesis of Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, Lena Dunham (Girls creator) recently told LinkedIn readers she’ll say no more this year…

Don’t Take it Personally When I Tell You “No.” I’m Using it On Everyone This Year

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When it comes to declaring year-long commitments, we Americans thrive. Keeping resolutions, however, can be a struggle.

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Last year I wrote about GTD Verbs–highlighting one of Getting Things Done author David Allen’s nuance lessons to carefully choose a single-step verb for tasks and multi-step ones for projects.

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When it comes to answering the is it better to call or email question, there are several sides to the call or email efficiency story…

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Dear David Allen, The number of ways I treasure your body of work seem countless. Getting Things Done. Your presentation style. The weekly review. Psychic RAM. Deep water of doing. Mind like water. How you dissed me in 2010. The list continues from there. Yours truly, Chicago Productivity Coach

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About a year ago I made shifts in my life that upset some of my routines. I wanted my morning routine to reflect the evolution I had experienced in my life, so I made a change there, too.

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For three years we at Spark Productivity have been using Workflowy for delegating work. This one-page website and voluminous-blog powerhouse describes itself as a zoomable, powerful digital notebook that accelerates creativity and productivity while providing unprecedented flexibility in organizing your ideas. We agree.

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