Category Archives: Procrastination

Worth Repeating – September 2014

03-31-10 © shansekala Time flies! Already it’s September, and the year is two-thirds done. So naturally as I looked back through the New Leaf blog archives, I was especially drawn to past posts that help us make the most of our time. Here are a few I’d like to share, just in case you missed them the first time.

Perhaps you look to New Leaf and me (Margaret) for help with vision, mission, and setting goals. Good – we can talk about those all day! But once in a while, all we really need is some quick tips. I gathered 30 of tips on how to quit wasting time, one for every day of the month. Make this September the month you quit wasting time.

The worst kind of deception is self-deception. I’ve discovered some lies I tell myself. Are any of these prevarications on your rap sheet?

A few years ago my husband and I took a very special vacation. It put me in the mind of something Pablo Picasso said about procrastination. We will all do well to pay heed as 2014 races toward the new year.

I wish you the time of your life this September!

(photo from istockphoto.com 03-31-10 © shansekala)

Play It Again – January Productivity Posts Worth Repeating

Hard to believe that this blog has been going for six years! In honor of my blog-iversary, I’m revisiting some posts from Januaries past that seem as fresh and useful now as they did when written. Whether you make resolutions or not, let your year (and every month in it!) begin by sharing an intention… Continue Reading

Worth Repeating – September Productivity Posts (2013 edition)

Sometimes it’s not what we need to learn, it’s what we need to remember that matters most. In that spirit, I’m offering a small collection of primo posts from prior Septembers to usher you into autumn. Did you acquire a bad habit or two during the lazy days of summer? Time to shape up! Because… Continue Reading

Worth Repeating – October Productivity Posts

I hope you won’t think I’m talking politics when I ask, are you better off now that you were one year ago? I’m talking productivity. Are you clearer on where you’re headed? Are your actions better targeted to achieve your aims? Are you wasting a minimum of motion? Still learning new tools? I hope so.… Continue Reading

What Smart Entrepreneurs Know About Decision-Making

If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got. — Lee Iacocca If making decisions takes more of your time than it should, take a look at these strategies for making faster, better decisions. Get clear about your objective. If… Continue Reading

How Can a Tomato Give You Time-Management Superpowers?

We live in a world of interruptions and distractions. These interruptions can make it tough to finish the projects that matter most to us. And the answer to this problem is – a tomato. I’m talking about a time-management method called the Pomodoro Technique. First taught in the early 1990s, the technique was developed by… Continue Reading

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