Time Management

The Tyranny of Choice

I love doing word puzzles, so when the New York Times started featuring more puzzles each day to help us fill all of our free time, I was thrilled. One of my favorites is the cryptogram. Last week, the solved cryptogram read, “When I was growing up, we had three television channels, and it was already too much to watch.” (I may have paraphrased it, but that’s the gist.) Seven years ago, I wrote about why I preferred Netflix DVDs over…

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What’s Your New Normal?

In March, when everything around the country began shutting down and most of us starting working from home, there was no way to know when things would go back to normal. Now that three months have passed, it’s not clear what normal is anymore. I read yesterday that 60% of U.S. workers who were doing their jobs from home during the pandemic said that they want to continue working remotely, even after public health restrictions are lifted. (This is according to…

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Life in the Time of Corona

Another week has gone by, and there is still no clear end in sight for our self-quarantine. I’ve made slow but steady progress on my photo project, giving descriptive names to the photos that I had digitized in recent years. I’m now past the halfway point (I’m on roll 112 out of 200). We’re still chuckling at the amusing photos from when our daughter was small. I’ve also made progress on the books that have been sitting on my shelves…

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Making Lemonade

We were hoping that things would go back to normal in a few weeks. Now it’s clear that this crazy new way of life will be measured in months, not weeks. Last week I exhorted you to take care of those projects that you have been putting off. Let me tell you what I’ve been up to, in the hope that it will inspire you. Photo Project After finishing my 2019 photo album last week, I got started on a long…

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Got Time On Your Hands?

A week ago, I was looking at a very busy March calendar filled with client appointments, dinner dates, and theater-going, capped off by a trip to my annual organizers’ conference at the end of the month. Now, the conference has been canceled, client appointments have been postponed, theaters are closed, and restaurants are take-out only. I went from over-scheduled to under-scheduled with amazing speed. I can’t even fill the time with visits to the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art, since…

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