I have long been a proponent of the GTD method for managing my to-dos, but recently I’ve been finding that it does very little to help me stay on top of my constantly growing project list and shrinking free time. problem #1: contexts The use of “contexts” has always helped me to prioritize what I ought […]
I try to set aside 30 minutes every week to creatively brainstorm a question that has been bugging me. Today’s topic: improving meetings.
The get-more-done, put-off-leisure mindset that is common to American work culture can easily be found in the library professional as well. Hi, my name is John, and I’m a workaholic. I love what I do and get immeasurable fulfillment from my work as an academic librarian, but I also realize the need to step outside […]
I am starting to become comfortable with the fact that I cannot accomplish everything that needs to be done in the time that I expect it should be done (excepting those action items with deadlines). The devil of productivity has decided to take longer lunch breaks and given me a reprieve from his incessant tapping […]
Good thoughts from Gina Trapani (someone whose work I greatly admire). This year, let’s define ourselves by what we do instead of what we like or how we feel at any given moment. “Your todo lists, and at higher levels, your project list and life list say more about you than the movie you saw […]