Productivity Hack: Get a desk plant! 🌱

Did you know, keeping a small plant on your work desk can increase your productivity by 15%!? 🪴 Plants have calming powers, and they allow for more creative and flexible thinking. Also did you know…? children engage in significantly more creative play when they are in courtyards with abundant greenery 🌳☘️ shrubs and trees in Read more about Productivity Hack: Get a desk plant! 🌱[…]

Organize your thoughts –> Rooms

Sometimes I’m a scatterbrain. My thoughts are all over the place, like this: When thoughts are scattered it’s unproductive, stressful, and there’s no room for more thoughts! But someone taught me a trick once to organize all the thoughts… It’s called compartmentalization. Basically, you divide all your thoughts into similar categories, and put them in Read more about Organize your thoughts –> Rooms[…]

Stop Starting and Start Finishing

I have a bad habit of multi-tasking. While I’m working on 1 project, I come up with 3 ideas for other things. Then I start working on those, leaving the first project forgotten and unfinished. This happens daily, so I slowly collect a bunch of unfinished work and to-do items throughout the week. By the Read more about Stop Starting and Start Finishing[…]

4 quick tips – for when you feel overwhelmed

Here’s a cool message I keep in my notebook and refer back to on days when I feel scattered… “To my sweet Joel… 💕  these are the four things I do when I’m feeling overwhelmed… 💕  I do the next right thing… 💕  I Finish what I start…💕  I Use what I have…💕  And I do what Read more about 4 quick tips – for when you feel overwhelmed[…]

The “Not-To-Do” List

Not-To-Do Lists… After yesterday’s note on being busy vs. productive, a number of people asked questions about the “not-to-do” list. So here’s a bit more information: What is it, exactly? It’s just a list of things *not* to do during that day. For me, it’s usually 3-4 things, and I put them right next to my real to-do Read more about The “Not-To-Do” List[…]