Category: Productivity

Workshop: Job Stress Management

Wednesday August 16, 11am-1pm (Portland, OR). Is your job causing you a lot of unhealthy stress? In my last post, I wrote about the “Sort and Tackle” Technique, and how and why it can improve your stress levels at work. You

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How to Manage Stress at Work

If your job is causing you a lot of stress, you’re not alone. In a 2014 survey in the US, almost a third (31%) of the workers reported that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the work day. This number

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New Summer Readings

My latest picks: (mostly) recent books about decision making and goal achievement. The promise of a long summer ahead makes me very happy, and so does the knowledge that no matter how much I read, there will always be books

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Binge Working and Procrastination – Revised

Thanks to all of you who shared your experiences and thoughts about binge working and procrastination! Your insights have given me food for thought and an opportunity to make an addition to my hamster-wheel image. It now includes an additional stage: what Danna

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Binge Working and Procrastination

Last-minute stress and binge working will improve your future procrastination as much as a hangover will improve your drinking habits. At least that’s my hypotheses. Or what do you think? I’d love to hear about your experience. Do you sometimes

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Am I a Procrastinator?

“I know that I am a procrastinator, but taking this survey made me realize just how bad it is!” – One of my students. Clarry Lay, a psychology professor at York University in Toronto created the “General Procrastination Scale” as

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New Productivity Coaching Group

Time is our most precious resource – are you getting the most out of yours? Or are you ready for a change?  My next productivity coaching group will come in a new format, starting with one-on-one sessions and an in-depth

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Productivity Wallpaper

Organize Your Desktop Strategically with this Productivity Wallpaper Loosely inspired by Eisenhower’s Urgent/Important Principle, I designed a Productivity Wallpaper that  you can download here as a template. It is a customized desktop background that helps you stay focused by organizing your tasks in a spatial

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How to Tackle Stubborn Goals: Implementation Intentions

Do you have stubborn items on your to-do list? Those you meant to have crossed off ages ago, but instead they linger and get pushed back forever? Or how about those “little good things” you want to do regularly (daily sets of push-ups, perhaps? connecting with friends?), but somehow

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Featured Video: Raise Your Children As Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial skills are not a part of traditional education, even though they are important if we want to empower more people to make an independent living in a world where not everyone can find a good job. In this TED

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