Posts Tagged with "productivity"

Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Three years ago, I found myself committing to something kind of ridiculous. I’m a writer–but I’d been struggling to finish short, 1000-word articles, and I hadn’t written a word of fiction in the previous three years. I tried to schedule specific times to focus and get stuff on paper, but other things (work duties, social […]

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

I’ll be honest, I’m having a really hard time writing this post. I’ve blogged about my experiences with chronic illness a little in the past, but I’ve been wanting to share more because I think it’s important. I know chronic illness is something many other multipods struggle with. As the “resident multipotentialite” here at Puttylike […]

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When You’re a Multipotentialite with Chronic Illness…

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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When You’re a Multipotentialite with Chronic Illness…

As often happens here at Puttylike, some of our best conversations begin over in the Puttytribe. Recently, some puttypeep got into a great discussion about living with chronic illness as multipotentialites–what it looks like day-to-day, and how to navigate having less energy or capacity than you’d like, especially when you have so many interests you […]

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Multipotentialites usually have a lot going on: businesses we wish to start or grow, skills we’re trying to learn, creative projects, major life or career transitions… We’re usually quite busy (happily so) and we’re often working on something–or multiple things–that are big and meaningful. With so much on our plate, it can be easy to […]

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

Monday, July 2, 2018

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

As a kid, I never understood why adults were so slow. Surely it would be more natural to run around and bounce and clamber – what was wrong with them? Why were all adults so lazy?! Now I’m (allegedly) an adult, I get it: We’re not lazy… we’re just exhausted. That seemingly infinite energy just […]

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