Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

Category Life Hack

Productivity

Decision fatigue

Decision fatigue is real, and my sabbatical revealed the urgency of reducing decisions in my life. I suspect you too need to become more accountable with others about your own decision-making and begin a journey away from fatigue into purposeful, paced, life leadership.

Celebrating sabbatical

The main thing I wanted to do with this post is simply to celebrate. I did it! I took a sabbatical. It wasn’t perfectly executed, and it didn’t involve elaborate planning or expensive travel to exotic locations. It was simply a restful, relaxing, enjoyable, reflective, reading, and slow-paced life parenthesis.

Digital downsizing and learning to “watch” again

A new digital life experiment is underway. I’ve downsized my phone to the smallest phone Apple has made in the last five years, and now I’m wearing a smart watch. And the watch isn’t made by Apple… Which will become a regular part of my digital strategy going forward?

Book Review: “The Rest of God”

This book is intended to either restore or bequeath sabbath to you. It will show you that you are designed to enjoy the Sabbath and that God made a day of rest on purpose – for us. It’s not a day to relished as a “day off.” Rather, when you recover Sabbath in your life, you will find yourself re-learning how to enjoy and revel in Him.

Your email is controlling you

Do you have any kind of strategy or guidelines for your email use? You need to rethink email. We all do. Here’s some thoughts about strategy, timing and how to control your email without it controlling you.

Hello.. can you hear me now? (back to the iPhone)

A little over two months. About 1/6 of the year. That was the length of my DLAE (digital life adjustment experiment). You can read about it in the entries above. Synopsis: I boxed my iPhone 5 for two months and… Continue Reading →

Advantages to a dumb phone and thoughts on going back to an iPhone

On May 29, 2013, I boxed up my iPhone 5 and put it in a drawer. It’s been almost two months since then. You can review some of the reasons why and my reflections on being a dumb-phone user in… Continue Reading →

Going iPhone-less: more thoughts

It’s been more than three weeks since I put my iPhone 5 in its box in a drawer in our living room. Since that time, I’ve upgraded from my original dumb phone. I was using a Sony Ericcson w810i that… Continue Reading →

Why I am not responding to your texts

I’ve been a Mac guy since 1988. My mom and dad graciously bought me the first iPhone the day of its release. Carolyn and Sam waited in a small line at the AT&T store in Monticello, Arkansas for mine. Since… Continue Reading →

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