How to use Todoist to decrease anxiety and focus on what matters.

How to use Todoist to decrease anxiety and focus on what matters.

Todoist is simply an action and reference list system with a mission to help users become more productive and free. The platform allows you to organize tasks and information under different projects, labels, and filters with the option to view this information in time-related ways, too. 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using Todoist to help get the most value.

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Tools and tips to drive you away from your screens and back into the real world.

Tools and tips to drive you away from your screens and back into the real world.

Our devices are amazing when they’re used toward things that matter: doing excellent work, facilitating relationships, aiding in connection, helping us stay organized, keeping us informed on important events and topics, keeping us entertained in moderation, etc. When these devices and applications suck us in and act as barriers to meaningful progress, however, they become problematic.

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How to keep making progress when your life hits turbulence.

How to keep making progress when your life hits turbulence.

Sometimes, your life hits turbulence and can feel like the disciplines, rituals, and practices you've put in place are impossible to maintain. When you enter a difficult or unpredictable season disrupting your ability to stick to a morning routine, eat exactly how you'd like to, or have each day look as regimented as the one before, it can be tempting to throw in the towel all together.

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Why and how to mix pen, paper, and digital tools to manage your workflow through GTD.

Why and how to mix pen, paper, and digital tools to manage your workflow through GTD.

In your work and life, you're pummeled daily with a deluge of information, tasks, requests, distractions, and noise. In the midst of many voices, it can be challenging to know what you should hold on to, what you actually believe, and what you should do right now. Having a system for managing the flow of your life and work gives you a way to be proactive, not simply coming up with thoughts on the fly or reacting to your world.

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Twenty guiding principles for a values-driven holiday season.

Twenty guiding principles for a values-driven holiday season.

As the holidays are quickly approaching, you have an opportunity now to be intentional about the way you'll spend them. Instead of figuring it out as you go, today is a chance to define how you'll create an environment where your values flourish. You can contribute to a culture built on a love for God, connection with others, peaceful moments of solitude, and a deep appreciation for the things that matter most. But you have to clarify your convictions for this to be possible. As you formulate your plan, here are 20 guiding principles to consider.

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Create and participate in daily habits that help you realize your values.

Create and participate in daily habits that help you realize your values.

The small decisions you make each day ultimately define what you truly value.

Annie Dillard said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

Annie Dillard is right. Our days ultimately define our lives. The best way to set the agenda for our days is to take stock of our current habits, rid ourselves of the bad ones, and develop the ones that will get us closer to what we claim to value.

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Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value.

Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value.

Rest isn't a luxury if you want to make meaningful progress on things that matter. It's a necessity.

On August 19, I got a concussion and had to go to the emergency room. Apparently, I had a wakeboarding accident, but I hardly remember any of it. That Saturday night is practically a blank space in my mind.

Don't wait for a concussion to be reminded of rest's value. Be a person who not only works hard, but rests well.

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