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This blog is about the making and meaning of space.

We are passionate about helping busy people make space in the whirlwind of life. 

This means we write about productivity from a practical, relational and spiritual perspective. 

Dive in to discover why people struggle with overwork and under-rest at a heart level, and what to do about it.

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Productivity

How To Kill Outlook Alerts Once And For All

Microsoft Outlook likes to beep. Its default alert settings entice you to react to every email as it comes in. Stop letting your email notifications shape the way you work by turning off the beep. Here’s how to do it …

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Featured

How Folding My Clothes Helped Me Run 5 Km

Have you ever tried to start a habit but didn’t get it to stick? 2 years ago I decided that I wanted to start running. I’ve always enjoyed running and the feeling that followed afterwards. Despite my good intentions, this didn’t quite work out as well as I hoped …

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Productivity

GTD Contexts: Are They Redundant In The Digital Age?

When David Allen wrote Getting Things Done®, he physically had to be at the office to write a memo. It made sense to only access those tasks marked as @office. In the digital age, the original logic of GTD contexts has stopped making sense …

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How To Start A Habit In 2 Simple Steps

Most of us have good intentions. The problem is that we don’t always do the things we intend to do. This is where action triggers come in. They provide a simple and effective way to start and keep a new habit …

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Habits & Health

Move Your Body To Shape Your Mind

Different types of physical activity shape your brain in different ways. Complex movements (I.e. yoga) prepare your mind for complex thinking. Endurance activities (I.e. running) help you to think more clearly …

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Habits & Health

3 Ways To Switch Your Brain Into A Higher Gear

Exercise is good for the mind. A burst of activity before work can help you stay alert and concentrate for longer. In the past, I relied on chance to get me into the zone. Nowadays I intentionally harness the power of exercise …

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Productivity

To-do Apps: Do You Make This Mistake?

More than likely you’ve heard the expression “cart before the horse”. It’s an analogy for putting things in the wrong order. Nowadays, I treat my to-do app as the cart and my way of working as my horse. But I never used to…

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Productivity

What Tetris Taught Me About Email

Tetris is one of the most successful and influential video games of all times. It is simple in design and highly addictive in nature. The faster you clear lines, the faster shapes fall. Quicker. Faster. More random. Until eventually you lose control, your screen is piled high …

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A Bit More Space Each Day?

If you’re anything like me, I find the concept of space incredibly attractive. I live a rich but complex life, juggling multiple roles, projects, family responsibilities, bills and busyness …

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