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Outsmarting a White Bear courageous time blocking Aug 29, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Do white bears sometimes show up to ruin a perfectly good evening or keep you up at night?

Ironic process theory, or the white bear problem, says that attempts to...

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Domino Falls constructive time blocking Aug 15, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Just time block it.

People seeking organizational help all too often hear this well-intentioned advice from people whose own calendars mostly display...

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Calendar Before To-Do constructive time blocking Jun 06, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

A great many swear by their to-do lists, and with good reason. Psychologist, author, and film-maker David Cohen maintains that a completed list greatly reduces anxiety.

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Leaders Walk the Talk constructive meetings time blocking May 03, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

We all have good ideas.

And we should share them and hope our teammates elevate them into something remarkable.

When we have an idea but don’t act upon it, at best...

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On the Dot! meetings time blocking Apr 25, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Do you find yourself in meetings that are chronically late to begin? 

To the punctual majority who are often pressed for time, being late is like saying,...

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Habits vs. Willpower constructive time blocking Apr 18, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Many of us rely on willpower to actualize our biggest goals.

When we want to lose weight, we access willpower to prevent us from eating a piece of...

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Someday Isn't on a Calendar constructive time blocking Mar 21, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

When scheduling your priorities into your calendar, how often do you place a time block on Someday?

It's a silly question, right?

Someday doesn't exist on the...

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Timing Matters constructive time blocking Mar 14, 2022

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Not all moments are equal.

By preparing ourselves and truly tuning in to what the world is saying, we can take advantage of timing.

Many don’t account for...

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Meeting with Myself constructive impact tips time blocking Sep 03, 2021

by Aubrey Patterson

 

You're going on vacation this Friday, and suddenly crushing your things-to-do lists, sending quick and clear emails, and crumpling post-its like a pro!

Why?

Meeting with...

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