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Mental Hygiene

December 19th, 2011 by Daniel Catalaa

Imagine that you woke up in your home after a week-long slumber only to find strangers living in it. You do not remember inviting them in, yet there they are. They have been pillaging your fridge and have made noise late at night, they persuaded you to do unhealthy things, stained the carpet, left dirty dishes in the sink, and ordered things on your credit card. You also witness several of them open the door and letting in more uninvited guests. After recovering from the shock, it is unlike... [read more]

Remember to remember

August 22nd, 2010 by Daniel Catalaa

How can you “remember to remember” if you have an unreliable memory to begin with? This is a circular problem, just like trying to find your glasses while you are not wearing them and everything is out of focus.

I bring attention to this topic because an improved memory allows us to capitalize on opportunities and to prevent the consequences of unwanted oversights. That is why I want to share with you a compilation of tips and strategies that I have refined over the years to o... [read more]

Inside out priorities

April 11th, 2010 by Daniel Catalaa

When our sense of self-worth becomes overly dependent on external validation, we are drawn to rescue others prematurely and to neglect basic parts of our lives before they are on solid ground. If you are a giver, you will seek to help others before time almost compulsively for what would seem to be a myriad of good reasons: to satisfy the hunger for connection, to feel appreciated, or to gain a sense of purpose. Reaching out too early may also be a way to avoid our own issues or, alternativ... [read more]

Time management

December 31st, 2009 by Daniel Catalaa
1234 Towards the end of spring 2008 I was feeling overwhelmed by deadlines I had promised to meet and by too many things going on at the same time. I was jumping from one project to the other and was too stressed out to enjoy any of them. To give you an idea, I was averaging 10 more hours than usual per week at work, I was enrolled in two night time classes, I was training for my first sprint triathlon, and I was trying to do some online dating. Since experiencing wellness is my current top pri... [read more]

How I get things done

July 31st, 2009 by Daniel Catalaa
1195 Effective people have built in systems and strategies to get things done, and the advice below will in fact help you to do more. Keep in mind however, that this article does not address what you should be doing to experience your best life possible (i.e. purpose in life, top values, priorities), just 'how' to get things done. Soften the target

During military campains one of the things the artillery does before an attack is to carpet bomb the opponent's fortifications to create cracks in ... [read more]