Category Archives: time management

Saying “nope” to OPE

via GIPHY No, this isn’t a plug for the DARE program. OPE stands for Other People’s Emergencies. And it’s time we talk about saying “no” to them. A couple months ago, I was hit with a deluge of emails asking–and … Continue reading

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The case for sandwich-tasking

Have you ever clicked on Word or Excel or some other program that you need to work in, only to discover that it’s already open because you were working in it an hour or so ago and then got distracted … Continue reading

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What Halloween taught me about perfection

I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. I mean, I would prefer things to be perfect, but over the years,  I’ve learned to be happy with pretty darn good. Take my Halloween costumes. Each year around July or August, I … Continue reading

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Inbox tabs are the devil (maybe)

I’m comin’ atcha after catching up on over a month of Seth Godin’s blog posts (emailed to me daily), and simply deleting a backlog of Google Alerts and other third-party-generated notifications. How did I let it come to this? Inbox … Continue reading

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Rituals and Cycles

“Your inbox is overflowing. You’re paralyzed because you have too much to do but don’t know where to start. Your to-do list never seems to get any shorter. You leave work exhausted but have little to show for it.” That’s … Continue reading

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Go the F#%! Home: Engineering Work/Life Balance – Pam Selle Ignite Philly 9

I just finished Seth Godin‘s Leadership Workshop (more on that later!) and one of my classmates shared this video when we found ourselves in a self-care conversation. Language warning. Enjoy.

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The opposite of listless

I started using WorkFlowy a couple weeks ago. As someone who thinks in bullet pointed lists–I like it! While  I can’t color-code it (my biggest complaint), I can tag the items on my list for easy sorting. When coming up … Continue reading

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