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Tunnel: Live By a Metaphor

“Tunnels are periods of time during which your life is constrained by a set of fixed circumstances.” (Good Busy, p. 34) When Louisa Meacham’s three children were under the age of five, she found herself waking up to the same … Continue reading

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Sequence

I scrawl lists on receipts, on scraps of paper, and on my phone. When I dig into my pant pockets or scan any surface at home, I find my lists. I stumble on crumpled grocery, to-do, and random thought lists, … Continue reading

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Low-hanging Fruit

One of my favorite productivity thinkers and writers is Julie Morgenstern, author of Never Check E-Mail In the Morning. This book offers a powerful message about setting priorities and shutting out the world each morning to tackle difficult assignments. While … Continue reading

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Geological: Take the Long View

“What matters is the whole span of your life, not the one or two things you do or don’t do now.” (Alexander X. Byrd, Good Busy, p. 47) In Chapter 6 of Good Busy, Alexander X. Byrd, an Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Buffer: Keep a Margin

“…Kari predicts the duration of any experience and adds extra time. In so doing, she acknowledges the uncertainty of life. The message is to budget more time than we think we need. When I remember to buffer, my days feel … Continue reading

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Happy 2013 Everyone!

In September 2012, I published my first book Good Busy: Productivity, Procrastination, and the Endless Pursuit of Balance. Many readers tell me they prefer to read Good Busy slowly: in fits and starts, in the bathtub, at bedtime or reading … Continue reading

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Good Busy

Good Busy: Productivity, Procrastination, and the Endless Pursuit of Balance By Julia Scatliff O’Grady PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2012 RCWMS Press, Durham, NC ISBN # 978-0-9722035-6-2 $20 / 104 pages / paper

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