tagged: productivity

01 August, 2021

Learning how you best learn: some questions to ask yourself

development  productivity
4 min read
I believe that the best thing you can do for your career as a Developer is teach yourself how to learn effectively. Learning is a skill you need to develop, and it was one I actually didn't reach competence in until long after I'd completed my formal education.
10 July, 2021

How I'm going to try and stop my "revenge bedtime procrastination"

productivity  wellbeing
2 min read
Sometimes I can feel like I am just going from one demand to the next all day long. Then at night when I really should go to bed I stay up an extra 30 minutes to an hour messing around on my phone simply because it is quiet and nobody is bothering me and I can.
21 June, 2021

Avoiding "when, then" thinking versus respecting your season

mothering  productivity  wellbeing
2 min read
I listen to a lot of podcasts and read blog posts about motherhood and parenting. I come across two themes of advice that are useful yet seem in conflict with each other. 
29 May, 2021

The must-have utility apps I use every day on my Macbook Pro

productivity  work
2 min read
Whenever I have to start from scratch on a Mac, I am reminded just how much I rely on various utility Apps throughout my day. So here is the list of my must-have and nice-to-have apps and services.
10 May, 2021

Strategies for dealing with a catnapping baby (that don’t involve sleep training): Define your priorities

mothering  productivity
4 min read
So, we've come to terms with the fact that we have very limited "free time" during the day. Our baby will not take a 2 hour nap twice a day. So we need to forget about what the mothers we know with sleepers are doing and tackle the day with a strategy that suits our season.
12 April, 2021

Loving right now: Obsidian.md

productivity
2 min read
As a regular consumer of productivity porn I first noticed Personal Knowledge Management Systems last year when they were moving from a niche interest to a full-on internet trend.
26 March, 2021

Thoughts on the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

books  productivity
2 min read
Lately I've been rereading some books that I remember impacting me in 2016. The year I turned 30, in a very cliche move, I discovered the self improvement/development genre.
24 March, 2021

How to open a specific Notion page on your iPhone

productivity
1 min read
There are many reasons I love Notion, and I plan to share my setup for weekly and monthly reviews on this blog in the future. One thing that has really been bugging me lately is how bad the performance has gotten. Maybe my location (Australia) exacerbates this, but Notion has been so slow lately. I have a page in my Notion called “Cleaning” that is basically a table of all the cleaning tasks in my home and when I did them last (so I don’t have to wonder about how long it has been since I cleane
16 March, 2021

The 5-minute timer hack I use to get almost anything done

productivity
2 min read
Transitions are exceptionally hard for me, this is what I do to make myself move.
02 March, 2021

The reason caring for babies and toddlers can be so maddening

productivity  mothering
3 min read
If one more person tells me I need to time block, I'm gonna scream.
08 February, 2021

Strategies for dealing with a catnapping baby (that don’t involve sleep training): Mindset and resetting expectations

mothering  wellbeing  productivity
2 min read
My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.
03 February, 2021

How I implement Atomic Habits

productivity  books
2 min read
I first read Atomic Habits by James Clear in December 2012. I thought it was a good book and had helpful advice. Still, I didn’t really implement it because I wasn’t convinced that little daily habits would really amount to anything impressive.

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