Posts Tagged with "productivity"

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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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Note from Emilie: I thought it would be appropriate to publish this article by Neil right after my last post. You might call it #adviceIneedtohear. Maybe it will benefit you, too. ** Do your attempts to be kind to yourself ever backfire? I’ve noticed lately that my moments of self-generosity are occasionally actively unhelpful to […]

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In a Weird Place…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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In a Weird Place…

There’s a soccer ball rolling around in my head. That’s how it feels. Or that’s how it would feel if a soccer ball were small enough to fit in my head. The ball tilts and bumps against the inside of my skull. The brain fog’s been bad these last few weeks. Mostly in the morning. […]

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