“Life Toolkit” Planners

  I haven't written in a while. Between raising a 1 year old, taking care of the house, and managing my own free time and sanity, I somehow found a mental space to ask myself: "If I were, in this one year away from work, to do something else, something that truly defines me, what would it be?"¬† After ...

How to leave work on time and enjoy life more

Usually when I talk to people about their workload, they say they just can't leave early, and find various excuses: - "my work is not done" - "I have too much on my plate and need to finish it today" - "there's an important deadline tomorrow" - "I was in meetings all day and now I have to catch ...

Control vs Freedom – A Power Tool

This is a post inspired by my Power Tool submission for my coaching training. A Power Tool is an antagonism (two opposite concepts) that a client can use to his benefit in one extreme or the other. I chose to write about Control. Control vs Freedom We live in an era of multitasking, and we find ourselves ...

Procrastination – why it’s hopeless and what you can still do about it

Note: Procrastination is the nasty habit of postponing things that need to get done. All the time. On the other hand, if you're not so familiar with Procrastination, you might not be needing this article, because you're a very happy and efficient person. So much has been written in the Productivity Bloging realm about Procrastination - two of ...

Spring rebalancing – update Week 2 and conclusions

Two weeks ago I started a mental-physical-emotional-spiritual Spring Detox. Why, and how I planned to do it, read here. And the update after the first week, here. So what happened this week: Conscious about my goals, I completely refrained from eating meat. That is, until Friday, when I gave in to some beef wrap advertised so much ...

Spring rebalancing – update Week 1

I wrote last week about starting a re-balancing endeavour for myself. I was a mess, physically and mentally, and realized I needed to do something about it. So in last week's post you'll find that I set to make some changes in 4 areas: - Physical - eating healthy, going to bed earlier and exercising - Mental ...

How to choose your 2011 Planner

In about 15 years of using organizers (yes, I started early), I experimented quite a few solutions. And now, the market is more diversified than ever, offering various types of organizers, agendas, planners, notebooks, all colours, shapes, types, sizes, filled with all possible templates for organizing mostly any life. So, out of a large array of choices, ...

The one simple thing that will help you get organized

People tell me I'm structured, analytical and organized. (of course, more often than not, they also tell me I'm strange, moody, and inconsistent). (I think the two sides make quite an interesting combination, and I don't intend to change either of them). Anyways, along time I've experimented (as you can tell by the posts on this blog) with ...