This month’s “My Good Life” interviewee is… me! I realised that while I’ve been blogging for a while here, I haven’t yet really introduced myself on this blog. So here … Continue reading My good life: “Impromptu conversational literary criticism”
I am an enthusiastic explorer of what it means to live the good life. I'm always reading multiple books – both fiction and non-fiction – and always have multiple personal projects underway. I firmly believe that the good life and the organised life, the productive life and the joyful life, go hand in hand. Things I geek out about include: reading; baking; syntax; metafiction (especially fantasy); productivity systems; analytic philosophy; The Princess Bride (book and film); misattributed quotes; clear communication; the creative process; logic puzzles; wide leg pants; and lifelong learning.
There are many things you can do to help you get better sleep.
You had great intentions to get in a full day of work but at some point you look at the clock and realise it’s 3pm and somehow all you’ve done today is… have a shower and wash some dishes? How did that happen?
This month’s interviewee is Ryan Impey. Ryan gets a lot out of life: beach-side living, a fulfilling job, outdoor physical movement of many kinds, and lifelong learning. (You guys, I … Continue reading My good life: “Never lose the drive to be continually learning.”
You probably know that creative work requires different skills than other types of work. But did you know that you should be doing your creative work at different times of day?
“I try to take time out for myself, but I just end up feeling guilty every time I do.” Sound familiar? Here’s my fave hack for quieting that inner voice and feeling good about leisure time.
Assertiveness at Work is a thoroughly practical book packed with readily implementable tips on assertiveness.
Did you know that you’re the goose that lays the golden egg?
In one of Aesop’s fables, a farmer is lucky enough to own a goose that lays golden eggs. So what does the farmer do? He kills the goose so that he can get at all the eggs inside it.
Welcome to the May 2018 instalment of “My Good Life”, a monthly series in which I interview different people about their lives. This month’s interviewee is my dear friend Belinda Calderone. … Continue reading My Good Life: “I’m trapped in a 33-year-old’s body. But I don’t let that stop me from living my best grandma life.”
It’s 3pm. You have this One Big task you’ve been trying to get around to all day, but it’s just not happening. And the more you look at that task, the more you realise you’re going to need longer than you thought to get it done…
Here’s how I use Evernote to build my productivity knowledge database.
You know that thing where you think “I’m just going to get myself a glass of water,” so you go into the kitchen, but once you get there you can’t remember what you wanted to do? It’s a real thing.