Why Chores Are So Hard

Liz Sumner Procrastination, Productivity 3 Comments

This week I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Amanda Mull, staff writer for The Atlantic, a publication I greatly admire. She was writing a piece on procrastination, a subject on which I have lifelong expertise. Not all of my nuggets of wisdom made it into the finished article so I thought I’d share them here. Amanda posed the …

Why You Don’t Have Enough Time and What You Can Do About It

Liz Sumner Motivation, Prioritize, Procrastination, Productivity, Stop Doing What You Hate, Time Management Leave a Comment

I recognize that look. You’re stressed. You’re exasperated. Nothing gets done. Nothing moves forward. The to do list is daunting. The accomplishment list is pitifully small. There’s simply not enough time. What if you’re wrong? Let me give it to you straight. You would have enough time if you were doing what you loved, loving what you do, and you …

I Know What To Do. I’m Just Not Doing It.

Liz Sumner Procrastination, Productivity, Resistance, Time Management Leave a Comment

You’re a grownup with a decades-long familiarity with procrastination. Now you want to get moving on a passion project but the gremlins are shouting down any hint of motivation. Telling myself to “Just Do It” makes me want to slug that Nike copywriter. I need a kick in the pants and its best if it’s self-induced. Here are the Productivity Prods …