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Noticing My Attention Practices

Noticing My Attention Practices

Welcome to my first blog post of my Third Tending Year! You can learn more about why I'm doing another Tending Year in this newsletter.My Tending Year theme for September is "Noticing and Choosing," which led me to consider my own attention practices. This shouldn't...

Navigating Productivity Pitfalls

Navigating Productivity Pitfalls

I’ve been developing a new productivity method that I’m calling “Navigating Productivity Pitfalls.”

Navigating Productivity Pitfalls has three steps:

1. Identify your personal pitfalls when it comes to your productivity practice.
2. Develop proactive plans for dealing with your pitfalls in the future.
3. Identify acute actions to take in the moment when you encounter a pitfall.

Moving Through the Stuckness

Moving Through the Stuckness

This blog post originally was shared with my mailing list for The Tending Letter. You can subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of the post.We don’t plan to get stuck. Sometimes, we have the best intentions, we get enough sleep and drink enough water, we set a...

How to Make Your Own Daily Planning Sheets

How to Make Your Own Daily Planning Sheets

When I ran out of my favorite planner pad, I decided to make my own customizable daily planning sheets. I’m on prototype three, and I’ve experienced some interesting and unexpected “ah-ha!” moments while tweaking the planning sheets to get the most out of them. In the rest of this post, I’ll walk you through the different parts of my own current version of the daily planning sheet, offer suggestions for how you can create your own, and then I’ll share a free printable sample you can use, too.