How many balls are you kicking?

goals productivity Oct 17, 2020

Here at the Jolly Zoo, we’ve been working hard on decluttering and reorganizing our space and it feels so good.

Decluttering is something I wanted to do for a long time, but I never even began to tackle it because it was such an overwhelming project. I mean, my house isn’t huge, but the whole reason I need to declutter is because there’s So. Much. Stuff.

Finally, I had to take...

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Is multitasking real?

focus productivity Oct 17, 2020

In my rest time this week, I picked up one of my favorite books, MANAGE YOUR DAY-TO-DAY: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind edited by Jocelyn K. Glei.

I happened to reread the essay about multitasking by Dr. Christian Jarrett. Now you know I always say…

Multitasking is a dirty lie designed to make you start a million things, finish none of them, and end...

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Read this if you've been feeling anxious & unproductive in 2020

focus productivity Oct 10, 2020

I recently read DIGITAL MINIMALISM by Cal Newport. It’s a great book that covers everything from why we’re addicted to social media (it’s rigged to be addictive), how we’re depriving our brains of the opportunity to think our own thoughts (because when faced with a moment of silence, we pick up our phones), and includes actual strategies you can use to cut back or cut...

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How to Get Work Done When You Don't Feel Like It

I know focus and motivation are in short supply, so let me tell you one of my secrets… I keep a FIRE LIST.

 

Mel, what the heck is a FIRE LIST?

 

The FIRE LIST is the list I use when I need to LIGHT A FIRE UNDER MY … chair. It’s a running list of tasks I keep adding to and I post it in a place I know I’ll look even when I’m feeling lazy.

 

To get...

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