A quote that floored me recently was from Marcus Aurelius on procrastination: “In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, … Continue reading On Routines and Ground Level Productivity
I’ve re-read David Allen’s Getting Things Done because adjusting to life with an challenging pre-schooler, adding another family member, and … Continue reading Getting Things Done.
I run around the circle of my suburban Southern Indiana subdivision, chased by the same exterior lamposts that are required … Continue reading Analogue Days
I remember Nancy Wheeler, played by Natalie Dyer on Stranger Things Season 3, saying to her boyfriend (Charlie Hutton) as … Continue reading Never ask for permission only forgiveness.
The introduction to this book struck me, but like a lot of Newport’s work the first half is like beating … Continue reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
You’re probably like what? What does this have anything to do with writing and being a parent? Cal Ripken and … Continue reading What Would Cal Ripken Do?
This comes from Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I’m paraphrasing: That when you’re multi focusing you’re trying to focus on two … Continue reading Do Not Multifocus.
The critical part of all of this is, really, to make use of the time you do have. It’s always … Continue reading How I make the best use of my time.
This is kind of complicating and it involves how I approach the deep work block and layering in the work … Continue reading Writing.
This means that in my Deep Work block these are the only things I can do: After my morning routine, … Continue reading How I recognize and eliminate distractions.