LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less

I got a copy of LESS - Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser at Øredev 2009. The book is described like this: Discusses the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more - more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. This book is about stopping, as well as … Continue reading LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less

Stop Being Productive and Enjoy Yourself

Leo Babauta has another great post over at Zen Habits, Get Less Done: Stop Being Productive and Enjoy Yourself. There’s too much emphasis these days on productivity, on hyperefficiency, on squeezing the most production out of every last minute. People have forgotten how to relax. How to be lazy. How to enjoy life. Productivity is … Continue reading Stop Being Productive and Enjoy Yourself

What’s in your Personality Zoo?

Alex Fayle has a really interesting post today, Taming the Voices in the Personality Zoo. It describes a fun and really useful way to sort out what stops us from achieving what we want. By assigning each piece of resistance a personality, I can diffuse the internal argument by recognizing the emotion attached to the … Continue reading What’s in your Personality Zoo?

The jar of life – stones, pebbles and sand

This is a classic story which unfortunately mentions time management. But time management is a misnomer since time can not be managed. We can only manage ourselves, our attention and our priorities. One day, an old professor of the School of Public Management in France, was invited to lecture on the topic of “Efficient Time … Continue reading The jar of life – stones, pebbles and sand

Task management my way – pen and paper

Previous posts in this mini-series are Be productive using pen and paper and The back-to-paper movement. My old concept was using several to-do-lists, kept at home, and small notes. It has worked for me for many years, simple yet good enough. I have used emails to/from work to keep track of things to do or … Continue reading Task management my way – pen and paper

The back-to-paper movement

Part one in this mini-series is Be productive using pen and paper. I continued my reading and went to Why techies are leading the back-to-paper movement. This is an excellent article by Douglas Johnston of DIY Planner. Since I already am using pen and paper I am not really part of the back-to-paper movement but … Continue reading The back-to-paper movement