Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Cleanliness and productivity go hand in hand. There’s been plenty of research done over the years to support this idea, too. Some of the benefits of a clean environment include lower stress levels, higher morale, and increased focus. More to come on how to balance these in a minute. If … Continue reading 4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness
Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset
A blue planner notebook that says "My Secret Plan to Rule the World" with a pink background. Photo by Ann H from Pexels. Goals should be SMART, right? Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. But a lot of us fail to pay attention to the achievable and relevant parts of the planning process. We stick to specific and … Continue reading What We Keep Messing Up About “SMART” Goals
I was thrilled in November to see that my dormant orchid was growing a new stem. I hadn’t really expected it to rebloom, since I hadn’t taken any special care of it. I watered it when I thought about it and kept it in a sunny spot. The temperature outside dropped and boom - new … Continue reading Look for the Proof of Your Progress
Finding the right balance between work, rest, and play can be difficult to master. While success at work is important, so is your mental and physical health. Here are some tips to help you maximize your personal time so you can be your best self in and out of the workplace.
The phrase, “What people think of you is none of your business” was confusing when I first heard it as a kid. But I’ve since realized it means that people are going to have whatever opinions of you that they have, and you can’t stop them. No matter what I do, I cannot control how … Continue reading Fear of Criticism Was Keeping Me from Working on My Goals
Happy New Year! At a time when most of us are plotting the course to become a Totally New Me, I'd like to remind you all that you are doing great already. You're enough, just as you are, and you don't need to lose 50 pounds or get a boyfriend or achieve a certain level … Continue reading 21 New Years Resolutions for Minimalists
I recently did something way out of my comfort zone: I ran a half marathon. I spent weeks training, running miles and miles, preparing for this huge day. The day did not unfold ideally, but I learned a lot from the experience and hope any of you working on a fitness goal (whether or not … Continue reading 13 Life Lessons from a Half Marathon