Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

My post-holiday Winter Fun List and a belated December Books List

Today's post is a bit of a catch-all before my time logs go up next week. Yes, I am hosting another 168 Hours Time-Tracking Challenge! You can download a time log here if you'd like to play along. You can sign up to receive daily motivational emails here. Anyway, I decided to make a short winter fun list. I really am not that into winter. The kids get sick and I get sic… read more »

9 time habits that will make you super-productive in 2018

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet. 1. Exercise two mornings per week. Few people want to wake up at 5 a.m. daily to put in an hour at the gym. But what about getting up half an hour earlier, two days per week? You could run on th… read more »

Happy New Year! Podcasts, goals, etc.

Welcome to 2018! Well, I guess we are a few days in already, but I've been traveling, so better late than never. Just a few quick notes: The newest podcast episode -- the baby "mini-sode" -- is live! Sarah and I discuss the birth of her daughter, and how things are going so far. So far so good! Also, I was a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, What Should I Read Next? E… read more »

Year in review: What worked, and how I did on my 2017 quarterly goals

This has not been a relaxing holiday break. I knew it wouldn't be, one way or the other. We were all supposed to go to Colorado to ski. I never really learned to ski. So I was going to be in our rental caring for the 2-year-old all day. For this privilege, I was going to need to fly with said 2-year-old for multiple hours, and deal with the time change, and him not being i… read more »

Podcast discussion: New Years Resolutions with special guest Gretchen Rubin

Just a quick post about this week's podcast (which I listened to on the treadmill - it does make the miles go faster!). Sarah and I were thrilled to interview Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies, and The Happiness Project, about resolutions and goals, and how people of all different personality types can make changes for the better. Among the episod… read more »