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
1. Is this criticism true?
2. Is this criticism something I need to change to improve myself or my work?
3. Can I use this experience to learn something?
What makes us launch into the next huge step instead of taking the time to make a plan that makes sense?
What would be possible if you stayed here a little while longer and gave it more of your focus?
If you were in the top 10% of what you do, whether it's your day job, your life's work, a hobby, or just showing up in your life, what would you do differently?
It’s a scary time in the world right now. The experts advise us to stay inside, self-isolate, in order to protect others from the spread of COVID-19. But we are social creatures, and even as someone who loves to stay home, I am feeling like I’m in the early scenes of a movie where shit … Continue reading Social Isolation Doesn’t Have to Be Monotonous
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.