Tips for Revision

Tips for Revision

Why Revision Planning Matters We often underestimate how long and drawn out the revision process will be. We may know what we want our final draft to do or look like generally, but we bypass the fact that we need to perform multiple complex actions to actually get it...
Avoid the Planning Fallacy

Avoid the Planning Fallacy

Think about a time when you went above and beyond and did more than you needed to and…no one cared. They didn’t even notice. Ouch. While I am sorry that you felt bummed out, I’m more concerned with the resources (time, energy, willpower, focus, etc.)...
Three Ways to Use Lists

Three Ways to Use Lists

You might already use lists for remembering what to purchase at the store, what to pack for a vacation, or for a to-do or must-do list. Today I’m going to walk you through three other ways you can use lists to maximize and focus your productivity and stay...
How to Schedule

How to Schedule

I use an amalgamation of scheduling tools: a hanging wall calendar at home,  GoogleCalendar at work, and ToDoist for daily tasks. In the past, I’ve experimented with the Passion Planner, and I’ve been tracking habits a’la Bullet Journal in my little pink book. I knew...
Monotasking vs. Task Switching

Monotasking vs. Task Switching

One of my key values is my fascination with productivity. I love researching it, practicing it, and blogging about it, but sometimes I push myself a little too hard in the pursuit of productivity. If I am juggling too many tasks at once, even the fun tasks can feel...
One-Inch Picture Frame

One-Inch Picture Frame

A Tool for Navigating Overwhelm The idiom “can’t see the forest for the trees” refers to the anxiety we experience when we get caught up in minutia at the expense of seeing the larger picture. But what about the inverse, when we feel overwhelmed by the vastness of the...
Building Writing Habits

Building Writing Habits

What Are Habits? Behaviors become habits when we no longer have to rely upon our willpower to do them. According to Psychology Today, “the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched into our neural pathways,” which results in behaviors becoming...
Mind & Concept Mapping

Mind & Concept Mapping

The Difference Between Mind & Concept Mapping Mind Mapping Developed in the 1960s by Tony Buzan, mind mapping is method for organizing information visually in “a simple hierarchical radial diagram.” Here’s a mind map by Buzan about mind mapping, so you can see...