Posts Tagged with "time management"

“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”

Sunday, August 5, 2018

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“Every time I’m required to specialize, I feel trapped”

Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to make a spreadsheet of my fears so I could score them on how likely they are to come to pass. (This probably says a little too much about me.) On this imaginary spreadsheet, there are plausible fears – perhaps a worldwide coffee shortage would rate an […]

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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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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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How to Make Your Free Time Count

Monday, June 12, 2017

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How to Make Your Free Time Count

The usual problem with time is not having enough of it. Between work, my own projects, home life, social life and various necessities, it feels as if I barely get to exercise my true passion of absolutely wasting my time. (This comedy sketch describes it perhaps a little too perfectly…) Joking aside, there’s lots of […]

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

Monday, April 10, 2017

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Monday, July 13, 2015

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. If you’re a multipod with an entrepreneurial streak, chances are you have more than one money-making venture (whether it’s multiple businesses, or multiple streams of income within one business). In my case, my current project slate looks like this: A freelance writing business My site […]

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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

I squinted at my friend through the camera. “What’s that on your wall?” It looked like velcro, or something holding the place of where a picture should be. “Oh that. Yeah, the previous tenants had stuff on the walls, but I just haven’t had time… I’ve been meaning to do something with this room for […]

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How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

Monday, December 15, 2014

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How To Hit the Pillow Each Night Feeling Completely Fulfilled and Satisfied

I rested my head on my pillow. What a good day, I thought. What a good good day! It felt full, whole, satisfying. What had made today so great? I pondered. I thought for a minute, reached for my notebook and pen, and sketched the following: All four of these elements had been present in […]

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