Author Archive | Harold Taylor

Feeling scattered

Feeling a little scattered? Time for a “work break.”

  Decades ago, we used to take coffee breaks to escape, if only momentarily, from the stress of continually focusing on one task after another – with few distractions or variety in tasks to provide any mental relief. Today, we need “work breaks” to escape the incessant and cognitively demanding interruptions exacerbated by handheld electronic […]

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The Pareto Principle in Action

The Pareto Principle, named after an Italian economist-sociologist, Alfredo Pareto, states that the significant items in a given group normally constitute a relatively small portion of the total items in the group. The ratio that holds true in most cases is 80:20. For example, 20 percent of the promotion techniques you use achieve 80 percent […]

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A new broom sweeps clean

Getting rid of the clutter. The logical place to start when you decide to limit the stuff in your home is at the source – shopping. If you have a broken water pipe, you don’t start by mopping the floor, you turn off the water. You can resist those needless trips to the mall and […]

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Organize your home and office

Organization aids peace of mind, creativity, and attention as well as time effectiveness. Disorganization, on the other hand, causes stress, fractured thinking and wasted time. It could even contribute to obesity. For example, a Psychology Today article posted on May 17, 2017 mentioned a study showing that people will eat more cookies and snacks if […]

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