Posts Tagged ‘learning’

What good is MindMapping ?

By johannatime On August 10, 2015 4 Comments
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You may have seen people doing it, you may have even done it yourself. Mindmapping. It is one of the most productive techniques for the office, the studio, home and anywhere. Mindmapping is the most effortless yet effective way of notetaking and communication in this world.

What is mindmapping?

Mindmapping is an intuitive way to express ideas, thoughts, facts, opinions, etc. in writing and words, but without using grammar. Instead,

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Habit of the month #13: Ten steps to change your behaviour

By johannatime On December 30, 2013 No Comments
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The gym is crowded on the 2nd of January. By the end of the month, though, a great deal of those new members decide to stay at home. Heartbreaking. Do you have new year’s resolutions? Will they last beyond January? Why (not)?

My resolution for the next year, is that I

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Holiday reflection time: how to look back on a wonderful year

By johannatime On December 18, 2013 No Comments
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The Christmas holidays are a time for reflection and reconciliation. Some days off work will help you get the busyness and overwhelm off your mind. I encourage you to look back for some moments, rather than being stressed about tomorrow’s deadlines. Somehow, hanging out with family instead of coworkers, helps you change your focus, too. I recommend you use this

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The Secret is not a secret: it’s called focus filter

By johannatime On August 18, 2013 No Comments
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Have you read the book? It’s about a secret how everything is possible and nothing is impossible and that. About the universe granting you what you ask for. I’ve seen the movie, I loved it, and yes I agree everything is possible

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How overwhelm is caused and tackled – another GTD mini course

By johannatime On April 26, 2013 No Comments
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Stress other than running or fighting for your life or being hungry, is generally caused by thoughts, not by the threat itself. And in 9 out of 10 times, these are thoughts about possibly catastrophic scenarios for the future. You may recognise similar thoughts like:

  • I need to do my taxes because otherwise I
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Ode to Discipline

By johannatime On February 14, 2013 No Comments
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When I’m training clients to adopt sane working habits, they often say: ‘but a lot of discipline would be needed for that’. As if therefore it is hardly possible. As if discipline is something you’re born with or not. As if something is not a sustainable solution if discipline is needed. As if discipline is a problem. Well, discipline is inevitable if there is

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Six steps to move yourself in the right direction

By johannatime On January 25, 2013 No Comments
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‘If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there’ – Lewis Carroll. And you’ll walk around overwhelmed and restlessly, wasting your time. You’re likely to have trouble prioritising and you’ll probably have an unsatisfied feeling at the end of the day, every day, because you don’t feel you’ve been productive at all.

It may be many men’s and

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Optimise your concentration span with Activity Based Working

By johannatime On January 21, 2013 2 Comments
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Last week I posted some technical information about Activity Based Working in the Information Age. In this article I’ll explain why it works so well for your productivity and concentration span.

You may have noticed that places you go sometimes have a certain ‘mood’ attached to it? Like stepping into a café suddenly makes you realise

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Road to satisfaction part two: a five step procedure to get on track

By johannatime On December 16, 2012 No Comments
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An e-mail seems more urgent when it just came in, than when it took you a week get to it, and nothing happened in the meantime. So judging the urgency of an incoming e-mail by its look and feel, will just let you chase whatever

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Road to satisfaction part one: a simple exercise to get realistic and feel good

By johannatime On December 14, 2012 2 Comments
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Many people I meet, are always busy, and never satisfied about what they get done. I have a useful suggestion, a daily practice, a new habit to adopt:

First some words about my discovery: I’ve been writing a daily diary since I was 10 years old. I

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