Category: Productivity

10 ways to avoid pain when writing a lot by hand

I have done a tremendous amount of writing by hand over the last year as I returned to grad school and then prepared for the PhD written qualifying exams. I was not accustomed to this much writing by hand because


Over the past year or so I’ve been on a bit of a minimalism kick. I started reading sites like: – (which is where I got my current theme) – – At first I didn’t really get

Change Your Routine Often

I really enjoy regularly changing my routine. Things like what I eat for breakfast, what time I leave for the office, what time I head home from the office, etc. There is some comfort in doing the same thing almost

Make Things Simpler to Solve Problems

Whenever you have something really difficult in your life, think about how making things simpler can help. Of all approaches I have used over the years to solve problems that crop up in my life, this method that has yielded

Staying Focused For As Long As You Can

I find that I get the most work done in a particular day by staying focused and avoiding distractions for as long as I possibly can when I first start work each day. When first I show up to the