I'm learning to schedule better. One of the things I've learned is to build in enough space to compete a task and then add a little padding. I should almost never be surprised by something taking longer than I thought, and often be surprised by something
A post over at Kottke.org [https://kottke.org/17/11/the-tension-between-creativity-and-productivity] about the struggle between creativity and productivity is getting a lot of attention today. I don't usually link to trendy articles, but this is right up my alley: > "I get more done in less
I have nothing against technology. I do have a problem with using technology as a crutch to keep you from being creative. I have a big problem with my natural, sometimes destructive, tendency to consume a lot of information. Batching time to consume helps, but sometimes it's more
> “There is no money, inherently, in being productive.” - Stever Robbins [http://www.steverrobbins.com/] Perfectly put. If you don’t spend time on why you’re doing something before you dive into your favorite GTD app, you’re only moving more efficiently in the wrong direction.
Dave Caolo [http://52tiger.net/], writer/curator of nerdery, prompted me to elaborate on the advantages of journaling for writers, after my review of Day One [https://www.cjchilvers.com/journal/day-one.html]. I’ve been writing for some kind of publication for 24 years. I write 8 hours a
> “Information overload…that’s not the issue. If it was, you’d walk into a library and die. The first time you connect to the web, you’d blow up. As a matter of fact, the most relaxing environment in the world is the most information rich environment in