It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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How to do less, do it better, and live more.
Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D.
It’s the time of year for school forms. Let’s give some respect to the Doers—and some gratitude to the Rebels.
How do you handle difficult customer service interactions? Do you yell, cry, tell them you’re a lawyer/cop/boxer? An affiliative approach has research support—and human value.
We can judge each other harshly for our device use. Seeing the invisible labor of life offers a better way.
Someone else’s admin is probably way worse than yours—but yours still counts.
Avoiding some challenging "life admin?" Try borrowing ideas and energy from an activity you enjoy.
Looking for some gentle accountability to help you get things done? Try these ideas.
So many people have told beautiful stories about recognizing the invisible labor their loved ones perform—like caring for aging parents.
Looking for some freedom this July 4th? Try an OOO to let people know you're away, like really away, from email.
Want more ease, happiness, and success? Find out your life admin personality.
Avoiding Your Taxes? Say yes yes yes *yes*
Dreading the holidays hangover? Move beyond the tedium of writing rote thank-you notes.
Is a fictional character getting credit for your work? We can choose to make holiday labor less laborious.
Do you know what invisible work is consuming your time? Let’s make admin visible, and make it better.
Elizabeth Emens, JD, Ph.D., is a professor at Columbia Law School and the author of Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More.