Capture Everything: A Productivity Strategy

One of the great innovations of David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system is the idea and value of ‘capture’. He argues that trying to keep ideas in our mind rather than writing them down is one of the main sources of everyday stress. By trying to remember, say, a task we need to complete... Continue Reading →

My Productivity Goals for Next Academic Year: The Routines and Value of ‘Deep Work’

I recently read and very much enjoyed Cal Newport’s excellent book Deep Work, in which he argues for the value and importance of work he labels, as per the title, deep work. This kind of work, Newport describes, tends to be cognitively demanding and requires sustained focus and attention unlike its opposite, shallow work, which... Continue Reading →

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