Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: The Task Snowball — How to Get Things Done (Be More Productive)

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Productivity has been a popular topic on Minimalist Monday. It's one of those things I keep trying to get better at, especially as I dive deeper and deeper into my minimalism.

My big breakthrough was when I stopped multi-tasking and started to single task. It's shocking how much more productive you are when you narrow in and stop jumping between tasks. It goes ...


Minimalist Monday: 5 EASY Habits to Help Minimize Distractions and Maximize Productivity

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Studies show time and time again that distractions are costly (the email "ding" alone costs $70 billion a year in lost revenues) (source). 

Even if you're not a business owner, this is still a scary thought as an employee. Not getting enough done can mean late nights at work, taking work home, working on the weekend or worse ---- missing out on that raise or ...


Minimalist Monday: Setting Life Priorities (Live with Purpose)

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A few weeks ago, my friend Candace posted this quote as her status:


(In case you can't read the image, it says: What's really important in your life? Do your priorities say the same? Think about it...)

The very first email I send to new Exit Strategy School students asks them to imagine their ideal day. 

There's a bit more to the ...


The Biggest 'Minimalist' Decision I'll Ever Make (I have a Huge Confession...)

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I have a confession: I've been struggling. 

My struggles have mostly been internal, but today I'm sharing my personal turmoil with you because it was my minimalism that helped me decide what to do. 

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Happy Herbivore happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ungrateful. I don't have any regrets, but when I got the wild idea to start ...


Minimalist Monday: Just Say Thank You. Don't Try to "Win." Stop Arguing. Express Gratitude.

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Quick Announcement: GRAND RE-OPENING of the Happy Herbivore store! We finally have Happy Herbivore buttons, stickers and autographed cookbooks back in stock! (T-shirts on the way!) Get your swag on!


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Now back to Minimalist Monday!

I've been reading What Got You Here, Won't Get You There  by Marshall Goldsmith (with Mark Reiter) on and off for a few months. A friend had recommended ...