Category Archives: Productivity

Insights From A Day Away

As a Professional Organizer, I love routine. The familiar procession of activities feels peaceful and comfortable. However, every now and then, I intentionally step away from my normal activities to stretch myself in a new direction. This past Saturday I had the pleasure and privilege of working with the CT Chapter of the National Association

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Frightful Tendencies that interfere with success

5 “Frightful” Foes

Life can be challenging. In spite of hard work and conscientious preparation, any given day can usher in unexpected challenges, difficult responsibilities and disappointing developments. For example: a child wakes up with a fever on a day you had something important to accomplish a critical meeting attendee cancels at the last minute and can’t easily reschedule

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The Lost Art of Memorization

Since the beginning of time, man has accumulated information. Historical finds have documented this fact with discoveries in art, writing, the printed word, and song. Due to limited literacy, most societies have relied at least somewhat on oral tradition and memorization to capture and retain the important. Recently, the advent of the Internet, handheld computers,

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man walking on hazy day

Hazy Days

Living in a Connecticut shoreline community, I periodically have the opportunity to get out on the water. I’m always fascinated by how different the view is from one day to the next. On clear days, I can see more than 40 miles to New York City where the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building decorate

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The Downside of Habituation

  Have you ever heard of habituation? Even if you don’t know the word, you have likely experienced its impact. Habituation simply refers to the decrease in a person’s (or animal’s) response to stimuli after the stimuli are repeated. In other words, it is when we “get used to” things in our environment, and therefore

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