Well week 1 of my experiment in Deep Work has ended. I had mixed results. The first three days of the week were fantastic. I woke up early, had my breakfast smoothie, and got right to work. Each day by lunchtime I’d accomplished more than I sometimes get done in a week. It was amazing!… Read More A chance to start again
I am a list person – always have been. I write grocery lists, daily and weekly to-do lists, bucket lists, lists of upcoming birthday gifts to buy. Pretty much any category you can think of to write a list about, I’ve written it. I’ve even been known on more than one occasion to write a… Read More How I’m changing my schedule to create a more focused life
One of the main points of Cal Newport’s book Deep Work is that if we cannot focus uninterrupted for long stretches of time on a hard problem, we will only be able to produce shallow results. For example, email is shallow work. It is something anyone can do – it does not require any particular… Read More What’s keeping you from reaching your goals
It’s hard for me to believe that we are already well into July. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating last Christmas, and now I’m already seeing stores preparing for next Christmas! You know what they say – the days are long but the years are short. So often we go through life planning… Read More How to live deeply and deliberately
Happy independence day! Whenever I think of the fourth of July, I always think of one thing – fireworks. Curious how other countries celebrate their independence day? Click here for the 8 most interesting independence day traditions around the world.
Monica is a divorcee who has lived a remarkable life. Rather than becoming bitter or dispirited by the cards life has dealt her, she has chosen to learn and grow from them. Read on for her full story!
Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner! Many people enjoy celebrating this holiday quietly with friends or family. If that’s you, more power to you. However, many others like to go out and enjoy, among many other things, a big fireworks display on independence day. If that’s you, I’ve already done the legwork for… Read More Things to do in Atlanta for the 4th of July
This world can be an ugly place. News outlets bombard us with evidence of this at a frightening rate. Civil wars tearing whole countries apart. Bombs targeted at innocent civilians. Millions of refugees with nowhere to go. Children stolen from their parents, or even sold by their parents. Some of it is true, much of… Read More Living life in technicolor
As I was writing Tuesday’s post, my mind was filled with all of the potential objections against the idea of combining the various areas of one’s life.
I once heard a comedian describe the difference between how men and women think with a very vivid word picture. Men, he said, have very compartmentalized brains. They think about one thing, and when they’re done with that they move on to the next thing. The different streams of thought in their brains rarely ever mix,… Read More My quest for a spaghetti life