The Stop Doing List – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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A photo showing someone choosing Balance instead of Burnout, promoting the The Stop Doing List edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Years ago, I read an article online titled “The Stop Doing List.” It was so insightful that I re-read it a few times, and was disappointed when it was taken down.

Many of us pay a lot of attention to when and how we should do things for optimum productivity. Those things are important, of course, but it’s easy to lose sight of the simple fact that we don’t have to do everything. 

I figured if this concept is helpful to me, it will also be helpful to others, so I invited my readers to share their blog posts about The Stop Doing List in this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival.

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As you read the posts listed below, please connect with the bloggers on social media, leave comments, and share your favorites with your own network.

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The Stop Doing List - Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Big thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

The next Blog Carnival will be sponsored by Geralin Thomas, Career Coach for Professional Organizers, and the topic will be The Back-up Plan. You have until 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 18 to contribute your post.

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Best of 2023
Submission dates: November 16 to December 20
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Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
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Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on September 21, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for including my post in this roundup. So many great thoughts. Some of these I’ve read, but others are new to me. I’m looking forward to tooling around and learning more about what to NOT be doing.

    Great topic this month!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on September 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      I have to say, reading all the posts has me re-evaluating some of my own activities!

  2. Avatar Janet Schiesl on September 21, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for including me in the Carnival. Quite a varied list of blog posts this time.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on September 25, 2023 at 9:15 am

      That’s what I love most about the Blog Carnival – everyone has their own way of looking at and presenting things!

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