The holidays are a time to relax and spend time with family. We reflect on the year just ended and look forward with eager anticipation to the blank canvas that is the year ahead.
To that end, this week’s post is six posts, but they’re all posts you’ve seen before. Or maybe you missed them. They’re the most-viewed, most-shared, and most-loved posts of 2015.
So grab a warm beverage, ask Siri to play some Christmas piano music, curl up under a warm blanket, and enjoy.
In order of publication:
- The Basic Human Needs That Drive Us. It was fun coming up with the alliteration: Survival, Safety, Society, Swagger, and Sharpen the Saw. And if you neglect one of them, you may need a spare.
- A Year Without Credit Cards. We accept them as a necessary part of life. Even if you pay the balance off in full each month, zeroing out the credit card balance is still one more thing you have to do—every month. Ditch the credit cards and save money, time, and stress.
- OmniFocus on Your Wrist. This year, it got a lot easier to track what you got done on the go. Stay focused, stay productive.
- How to Pay Bills on Time with Evernote. Evernote is part of my digital planning system. Here’s the workflow I use to pay the bills that I can’t automate.
- Rethinking Productivity as a Parent. A lot of what I write is things I wish I would have figured out sooner in life. Here are seven secrets to being a productive parent that I wish I would have known (and accepted) five years earlier.
- Keep Email Out of Your Inbox. Processing your email can feel a bit like shoveling the sidewalk while it’s still snowing. The simplest email to triage is the one that never lands in your inbox.
You can visit the archives for a full list of 2015 posts and resources.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The blank canvas of 2016 is waiting for you.