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Ask Paloma -- Productivity Tools For Too Many To-Do Lists

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Ask Paloma -- Productivity Tools For Too Many To-Do Lists

Welcome to our new series Ask Paloma, where Paloma answers a question submitted by a customer. It's like a transcript of a mini coaching session so we can all nerd out and learn together. This particular question was asked by 11:11 Supplies Store Manager, Mimi Solum, and covers some of the tools we'll cover at our upcoming workshop BRAIN-FRIENDLY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS (held on June 23rd, 2018). Sign up here to attend this workshop.  THE QUESTIONMimi brought her most common frustration to the table: "I am a list addict. I have lists everywhere, in my planner, multiple notebooks, my phone, on scraps of paper in the...

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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

Quick Tip Friday! Whether you're studying for school, or in a work meeting trying to process more information: Reach for paper (not your laptop) to get the most gains from your brain.   THE SCIENCE: Studies show that taking notes on paper, aka analog style, increases your brain's ability to both understand AND remember the information later (compared to taking notes on your trusty laptop).  One study found that students performed worse on tests of conceptual knowledge (vs strict memorizing) when they took notes on laptops instead of on paper.  Another study shows that writing with pen or paper improves retention of information (vs using...

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A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

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A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Looking for an alternative to the ambitious New Year's Resolution? Try quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions), for a psychology-based method to slay those aspirations.  THE GISTRather than come up with a big whopper of a New Year's resolution, (which honestly freaks me out) you can break up the year into chunks by making quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions) that build on each other. Let's illustrate this with an example -- let's say you want to exercise regularly in 2018 (one of my personal goals for 2018) -- here's how I'd transform this into Q Resolutions:  Q1 Resolution (Jan - March)Sign up for 1 super fun...

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HAPPY 11/11 Y'ALL: Eleven tools to celebrate with!

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We're pretty excited about celebrating our first 11/11 with you all! To celebrate, Paloma made her first ever internet video (her first everrrrrr!!!!) where in 6 minutes she shares: The answer to the question she gets asked the most: "What's your favorite tool?" Via eleven answers Via a giveaway so you can try these amazing little tools out for yourself.   After watching the video, comment on our instagram post with which 3 tools you'd love to try out -- we only have 5 of each to give away so post soon!  Caveat: You must be able to pick up your gift bag (full of tools) at one...

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HABIT TRACKER

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HABIT TRACKER

As promised...this month's freebie: The Habit Tracker!  You can download it here, and get started on a new habit journey today. Read below for more info on the science behind the tracker, plus some tips and examples on how to set yourself up for habit success.  TIP #1: ONE AT A TIME Our first tip is to start with one habit at a time. The science: Habits are really just neural freeways our brain has built over time, they help our brain be efficient -- so dismantling a habit and starting from scratch makes our brain feel like we're forcing it to take the slow-ass...

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