Tim Ferriss said “being able to do anything you want all of the time is a recipe for disaster, paralysis and procrastination for the creative person.” I couldn’t agree more as a very creative person, ironically, who needs a lot of downtime to recharge. That doesn’t mean I need downtime 24/7 but it does mean I need a balance of both downtime, and productive time. This week I discovered The Productivity Planner. I had never heard of The Pomodoro Technique before, but it is something that I could immediately get onboard with. The Pomodoro is all about blocks of focused time. You set a timer for 25 minutes and begin, without interruption. Aside from making me hungry for an Italian feast, it has been essential to my daily routine. I invite you to click the link above to learn more about it if you wish.
Archives for January 2017
For years, one of my soul contracts has referred to me as “the mechanic” because I am a fixer. For many moons we have been spiritual sandpaper for one another. Consistently grating on each others character defects, until finally we were brought front and center, into the heart of our own work. I used to be the kind of mechanic that would show up at your doorstep to fix your toilet, that I decided was broken. While I was in there, I would find many other things I decided needed fixing, so I would give you a list. As you can imagine, that was not a very successful way to do business. I am happy to report, that I no longer have to advertise my nifty mechanic skills. If someone needs me, they simply call to make an appointment, and I will stop by if I am available.