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Category: Productivity

Morning ritual: trading the weights for a keyboard

It’s 6:30 AM and I’m out the bed and in front of the PC writing this post. I’m trying to get into a routine of getting up earlier to either write (like I’m doing now) or to hit the gym. Yesterday, I went to the gym in the morning and, while I had a great workout, I noticed by the end of the day, I was mentally out of it. Of course, this could have been…

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Fun and productivity with Fallout Shelter and the Pomodoro technique

I used to play Fallout Shelter on my iPad, then stepped away from it for a while. When I found out Bethesda released a port for PC, I jumped all over it. For starters, I’m always on my PC. Additionally, I’ve paired it with my Pomodoro method, which allows me to play the game during my breaks as a reward for getting work done. So far it’s been working well. After playing the game for a week,…

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Unitasking in a multitasking world

For years, I’ve juggled multiple projects. I succeeded most times; everything worked as intended. But when it didn’t work, talk about shit hitting the fan. Now that I’m older and more forgetful, I find myself spending more time cleaning up shit than getting things done. Time to rethink my strategy. Like damn near everything else these days, took to the internet. One productivity hack that caught my attention was unitasking, the method of completing one task or project at…

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Take back your writing time

You’ve heard it enough, yet I’m telling you one more time. If you want to be a writer, then write. Sit your butt down in a chair, away from the television and start pounding the keyboard. You don’t type out your rough drafts you say? Then whip out a pen and notebook and get to work. (Though you had me there, didn’t you.) My reflection said this to me this morning, as I brushed my…