The Simplicity Post

“Paying attention in a distracted world: it’s like bringing a gun to a knife fight.”

-James Shelley
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To conquer your todo list, adhere by your to-be list

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So, you have your to-dos neatly organized into hierarchies replete with contexts, flags, due dates, reminders and God only knows what else. Yet, somehow, it feels as if though the vast improvements you were expecting have eluded you. More likely than not, this stems from not paying an appropriate amount of attention to your to-be list.

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Creating simple, captivating presentations

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It is with presentations as it is with much else: less is more. If you’ve ever suffered through a meeting with slides jam-packed with Times New Roman 8 pt text, catastrophic clip art or illegible spreadsheets, you know what I’m talking about. Here are my ground rules for creating simple, captivating presentations.

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War on clutter: let’s get physical

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The second part in a series on how to fight back against the clutter that’s infiltrating and affecting the quality of our everyday lives is here: learn why and how physical clutter impacts your brain, and how to get to grips with it.

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The simplest, hardest way to save time

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Some times, it’s as if though time itself crumbles to dust around us and reduces us to small, quivering balls of stress. Whether at the behest of others or by our own doing, we frequently run out of time – and the fix is as simple as it is hard.d

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Schedule digital smoke breaks like a pro

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Let’s be honest: every now and then, we sneak a digital smoke break at work. A little Facebook here, some online news there and perhaps some light tweeting from the loo (stop that). If things are getting out of hand, however, look no further than your trusty, old calendar for a fix.

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