When you spend your work life performing a specific task – pouring coffee, cobbling shoes, writing – it’s tough to muster up the energy to perform that same task in your “free” time. Most of my day is spent wordsmithing, piecing together articles and blog posts and web copy for my clients. And I love…… Continue reading A “cobbler’s children have no shoes” situation
I’m not one for resolutions. It seems counterproductive to create resolutions that are so easy to break. Instead, I focus on goals. With a busy year ahead, I spent the last week putting my goals down on paper and making my 2012 plan binder. In it, I list all my goals along with their deadlines,…… Continue reading New year, new you? Bah, humbug!
I love finding new articles and blog posts on topics like creativity and time management. However, I tend to seek them out when I’m already in procrastination mode or feeling stuck! The irony there, of course, is that clicking around the internet doesn’t help me make progress on my tasks. Here are a few I…… Continue reading 3 articles on enhancing creativity
I knew I wanted to be a writer in elementary school. Well, a writer or a paleontologist. Had I been a paleontologist, my office would’ve looked like this. I know how lucky I am that I get to do what I love every single day. Even though I love my job, I don’t love all of…… Continue reading Add a little passion into your work day
What does your morning routine look like? Do you frantically search for your keys while downing a cup of coffee? Do you bolt out the door a few minutes late every day? Do you practice yoga or meditate? Hit the gym? Hit the snooze button? I have never been a morning person. Ever. But recently…… Continue reading Create a morning routine
In a new study out of Harvard, “25% of our happiness hinges on how well we’re able to manage stress.” Okay. Nothing groundbreaking there. But what did the Harvard prof discover fights off stress the best? Planning! A couple highlights from the article: “Epstein points to his friend, the late Harvard behaviorist B.F. Skinner, as a…… Continue reading Planning to prevent stress? Yes!
Did you make any resolutions for 2011? January’s almost over… How are you doing with those? Several years ago, I realized a truth about myself: I can not keep resolutions. Sweeping statements (I will lose weight! I will re-read all the classics! I will clean out my closets!) are the stuff of resolutions. Unfortunately, unspecific…… Continue reading Planning for the new year
When I was 14, I worked at Burger King. It was an awesome job. My friends worked there, I got to eat fast food for dinner two nights each week, and I could drink as much free soda as I wanted. Turns out, it was a great job for another reason: I learned about time…… Continue reading Time management made simple