The Benefits of a Private Diary, from Productivity to Practice

I have long kept track of my lucid thoughts, feminine hysterics, and deepest fears in the form of a private diary. There is a little pile of random booklets and piles of paper stored away in a cardboard box somewhere in my childhood home which constitutes the first portion of this endeavour. More recently, a…

I’m Over [Blank] Age and Still Learning!

Several weeks ago, I was reflecting on my long list of to-do’s and wish items for the 2014 year. I have written down on this long sheet of paper things like learn to sing, take part in at least one dance class for a month, and start learning a new language. The more I look…

Learning Independently – A Required Life Skill

This past Saturday, I wrote a blog post about my desire to eschew energy-consumptive activities with little meaning to my life in the long run. I proclaimed that instead, I want to focus my energies into building up a valuable base of personal skills – an endeavour applauded by Cal Newport in his book and…

The To-Do List and How to Use It

On an average day, you will find me making a to-do list. Generally I scribble items down in a plain, lined notebook and then happily strike them off once they are completed. Other times my system of record-keeping and time-scheduling will involve two or three sources; one reminder on my phone or email calendar, one…