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Getting Things Done

16 October 2012

Allison read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and was grateful for the refresher course on how she manages time, prioritizes and generally stays on top of stuff since October technical snafus have left her a bit discombobulated.



Only You Can Prevent “Vacation Sabotage”

20 August 2013

In preparation for her upcoming vacation, Allison re-read Matt Ritchel’s article, Vacation Sabotage: Don’t Let It Happen to You!



Are You Drowning in Email?

10 September 2013

Allison read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (again) and committed to finally trying to follow one of David Allen’s rules for the next month to see if she can do a better job of managing her emails.




17 June 2014

Allison was asked to speak about how to “Unplug” at a University of Virginia employee conference last week. Today she’s summarizing what she shared with participants about how to disconnect to achieve more balance and productivity.



Email Really Is Pretty Great

3 March 2015

Allison read her first email from her 11-year old nephew, George, and appreciated the reminder that email really is pretty great even if it does feel seriously overwhelming some days.



Notes from the Road to Better Email Habits

31 March 2015

Allison continued her project to improve her email habits and made a little more progress on learning how to achieve the promise of David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.



In Support of an Email-Free Vacation

15 September 2015

Allison read Vacation Sabotage: Don't Let it Happen to You! by Matt Richtel and celebrated another email-free vacation. She’s on a mission to help more people take a break from email. Could you be the next one?



The Joy and Anxiety of Email-Free Vacations

21 February 2017

Allison read Why I Ignored Email for a Month in preparation for her upcoming email-free vacation at the beach and was grateful for another reminder of why taking a break from email is so hard and so important.



Tips for Better Productivity

12 September 2017

Janie read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and was pleased to find that she learned some valuable tips for better project management.



The Boring Discipline of Self-Care

24 July 2018

Allison read Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline. by Tami Forman in Forbes and appreciated the author’s assertion that we need to do some boring, regimented things if we really want to be our best selves.



What I Learned on My Email-Free Vacation

25 September 2018

Eden read How Not to Let Your Phone Ruin Your Vacation by Catherine Price and was glad she took Allison and Rachel’s advice to unplug during her vacation.



Vacation Well: Prepare to Disconnect and Write Your Email Automatic Reply

4 June 2019

Allison talked with her clients about how to disconnect and then gathered a variety of sample automatic reply messages to help people get ready for less email or maybe even no email on their summer vacations.



Your Body Needs You to Take Breaks from Your Phone Each Day

13 August 2019

Barbara read Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer by Catherine Price and learned it’s not just texting while driving that is dangerous.



Vacation Well: Start with the Three-Day Weekend

27 August 2019

Allison remembered one of the best lessons from her favorite article about how to have a restful and enjoyable vacation. Who will join her in a three-day, email-free challenge this Labor Day weekend?



Gone Fishin’

26 May 2021

Allison took her own advice and disconnected from email while she enjoyed fishing at Smith Mountain Lake, VA.



Channel the Three-Day Weekend

29 August 2023

Allison appreciated one of her employee’s efforts to practice disconnecting while on vacation and was reminded that a national holiday is a great opportunity to start small when it comes to taking a break from email.



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