Productivity

Empty your brain: the key to productivity

This post was first published on September 24, 2008. Reader Alyssa asks, “I’m wondering – are you still going to do, or have you done the GTD for Home Managers? I’m sooo interested in that!” Thanks for asking, Alyssa. My short answer – No, I haven’t “done” the GTD for Home Managers yet. It’s still (read more…)

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Back to the basics: create a weekly routine

One of the great things about working from home — whether it’s soley focusing on home management and your kids, or if it’s to bring in additional income alongside your work at home — is that you can set your own schedule.  No clocking in, no hectic board meetings, no fighting traffic. But the flip (read more…)

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Steps for organizing… life

Reader A.C. writes: “As a young mom with two toddlers who works full-time, and recently decided to go back to school part-time, I sorely need to get organized! … I spend my down time at work saving sites in ‘Delicous’ that I never go back to. I save lists in Amazon of books that I (read more…)

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8 ways to find motivation at home

I‘ve got several emails with a “to be answered in a post” tag that all ask this question–“How do I find the motivation to work at home when I just don’t feel like it?” I’m responding to this question today because it’s a good one to address in my own life. It’s getting hot, life (read more…)

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20 tips for finding your routine with kids

Reader Marilyn asks, “I am struggling to set some kind of schedule for my family. I’m new to the SAHM thing (I went back to work after my son was 5 months) and have a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old who is now at home with me.  I’ve been kind of going with the flow, but (read more…)

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