Why A Brain Dump? 3 Tips To Manage Stress And Organize Your Life

Feeling overwhelmed? Try a brain dump so you can see everything you need to manage. Then you can decide how you’ll manage it. Brain dumps are useful anytime you feel stressed.  Productivity guru David Allen is the author of the book, Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity. In the book, he popularized brain … Read more

Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Have you heard of decision fatigue? If you’re ready to dismiss it as trendy nonsense—how can making decisions exhaust you?—not so fast. A couple of months ago, I found myself mentally exhausted. I wasn’t sure why: my work hadn’t changed, nor had anything changed much at home. After thinking about my daily routines, I began … Read more

Writing Challenges: 4 Easy Tricks To Overcome Them

Writing Challenges: 4 Easy Tricks To Overcome Them

In one of our online writers’ group meetings, we discussed writing challenges. When you strike problems with a piece of writing it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and procrastinate. Alternatively, you might give up completely. Several authors admitted that they had unfinished books littering their computer hard drives. Does this sound like you? How to overcome … Read more

Your New Bullet Journal: 4 Savvy Ideas You Can Use Today

Your New Bullet Journal: 4 Savvy Ideas You Can Use Today

Several readers had questions about starting a bullet journal. The most common question was: one journal or two? When you’re starting out and you haven’t built a journaling habit, it’s usually best to stick with one notebook. Your bullet journal: one or several? In Bullet Journal Your Novel: Free Up Your Mind, And Write, I … Read more

Getting Things Done For Writers: 4 Tips To Increase Your Output

Getting Things Done For Writers: 4 Tips To Increase Your Output

A reader asked about “getting things done for writers”: is there a special strategy for GTD which helps with writing? (Here’s an article on GTD which has some useful tips.) We’ve discussed Getting Things Done several times at our writers’ group meetings. Some members are keen on it, others not so much. Getting things done: … Read more