Making it count with improved productivity

I’ve got another short blogging night ahead of me — this week has been pretty damn busy both at work and home, that I haven’t had enough quality time to sit down and put together a thoughtful post, something that’d be worth my time and worth your read.  There’s no sense in me spending a…

Now’s the time

I’ve only got a short blog entry on tap for today — it’s been a super busy day and don’t have a whole lot of time to write today. Nevertheless I still wanted to get something out there. This morning I was listening to a podcast where the host talked about living for and seizing this…

Practicing perspective and changing my opinion on matters of life

This morning something happened that hasn’t happened willfully in… well, I’m not really certain.  I changed my mind that my level 7 or 8 awesome morning — which for all intents and purposes should have been good enough — into a level 10, five star, absolutely perfect morning.  Certainly, we reason, it must have been…

Using Trello to help track my productivity for goals and tasks

I don’t have a whole lot of time today to blog, so this is going to be pretty short but hopefully sweet and useful, too.  Yesterday I blogged about coming up with a point system and gamifying how I accomplish goals and tasks.  Later that night I was thinking about options for how I track…

Directing my energy and asking what is worthwhile

One thing I struggle with when I contemplate what to direct all my creative energy towards, is how to do so in a manner that also contributes towards the greater good and a cause that is bigger than myself. I recently saw an example of this in the real world, where the CEO of TOMS…

Suffering through perspective

There’s a quote from Epictetus that, as of late, has really made an impression on me — and I’ve heard enough commentary on it that I think is worth extra meditation on and visualizing its application in all areas of my life. Epictetus said, We suffer not from the events in our lives, but from…

When words just won’t do

This morning I had a wonderful hike with my best mate at the nature center near Elm Creek — the air was crisp and clean, wispy high-altitude clouds lightly glazed the morning blue sky, and not a sound save for the sounds of two old dudes hiking through leaf-covered rock and dirt trails and yacking…

Oh weekend, what to do with you; finding structure in a structureless day

There’s something about the structure that a weekday provides — you wake up, you shower (unless you’re one of those nighttime shower people), have a quick breakfast, head off to work, do your work thing, have lunch, do more work, head home, have dinner, and then fill the rest of your evening with whatever’s left….