December 2013

One Year of Pomodoros

Self-awareness
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The pomodoro technique is, in short, starting a timer and doing 25 minutes of focused work on a single task without interruption, followed by a five minute break. Choose a new task, restart the timer, and repeat. Throughout 2013 I used pomodoros to execute on pretty much all of my life projects, organized into the following […]

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Year in Review: 2013

Self-awareness

Another year has come and gone. Review time! At the end of every year I perform a complete review of my life, my goals, and my projects. I’ve done this for about ten years now, and found it valuable every time. Here’s a summary of my review for 2013. When performing my review I go into […]

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Life Areas

Self-awareness

This post contains an up-to-date list of my “life areas”—a breakdown of the major different areas in my life, which I frequently use, for example when performing my yearly reviews. 1. Worldview & Purpose Is: your overall clarity as to your existence, purpose, and place in the universe; religious beliefs; goals; philosophy of life; fundamentals; want […]

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How We Use the Procrastination Equation

Self-mastery

by Alex Vermeer and Jimmy Rintjema Why the hell can’t we get more done? We procrastinate. A lot. It sucks. We want to do it less. The procrastination equation, thanks to Piers Steel,1 accounts for every major finding on human motivation and procrastination. This procrastination equation is quite simple. We find it very useful. We […]

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