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…
Welcome to the second instalment of “My Good Life”, a monthly series in which I interview different people about their lives. This month’s interviewee is Kirra Minton, history PhD candidate, reader, and lover of nature.
(And what to do instead.)
To do lists: Paper, or digital? Seven points to help you decide.
Finding a simple system of organisation is not so… simple. Why is this?
You have a large, wide-mouthed jar in front of you. You also have some water, some sand, a bunch of pebbles, and several large rocks. What’s the best approach to filling the jar?
Being organised is all about decluttering your mind.
Because budgeting your time is a lot like budgeting your money.
It’s Berlin: 1920s. The clatter of cups on saucers. The wafting aroma of coffee. The buzz of eager students debating the hot new theories of Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Kurt Lewin, a psychology professor, is meeting a student of his, Bluma Zeigarnik.
I’m sitting cross-legged on the sofa, feeling my breath flow in through my nostrils. As it fills with air, my belly strains outward against the waistband of my skirt. Unbidden, a thought comes to mind: Oh, I forgot…