You've likely heard of the Pomodoro Technique. Invented by Francesco Cirillo, it's been floating around the nerdisphere for years. If it is unfamiliar to you, here's the scoop on how to pomodoro: Choose a task to do Set a timer for 25 minutes (traditionally an analog,...
About a decade ago, I started a blog called "Expurgatory". It was about getting rid of material objects in the service of simplifying and owning less. (The name was a play on "expurgated" that probably only made sense to me!) Like about 90% of the blogs I've started,...
I tried out some these Soufflé gel pens by Sakura. They're quite fun to play with and pretty unique. read more
After all my ranting about my own annual mindmaps in Parts 1-3 of this series, I hunker down and give you a step-by-step list for doing your own. read more
At the end of 2015, I did a new year end/annual planning mindmap. This year it was more productive than ever, and I even found lots of "action items" to go into my notebook. read more
The second year that I did a year-end review/annual plan things were looking much more positive. I kept it simple, but made several improvements in the process, with colors and topical branches. read more