Working from home is everyone's dream. Instead of suffering through a morning commute, sitting at an assigned desk, wearing "business attire" to appear professional, and counting down the minutes until it's time to head home, you can roll out of bed and plop yourself down anywhere you'd like to work. Even more appealing? Coffee, snacks, … Continue reading How to Fight Distraction When Working From Home
I hate opening my work calendar on Monday morning and seeing how many meetings I have lined up each week. Whether they're a mere 15 minutes or an hour, just the thought of sitting in a stuffy conference room and trying to politely pay attention to issues I have very little to do with makes … Continue reading 5 Fidgeting Tips to Make Meetings Suck Less
Waking up at the crack of dawn is horribly unappealing. I am not a fan -- if I could sleep until 11AM every day of the work week, I would. And for years I did. Back when I was in the dual roles of part freelance writer, part freelance college counselor, I didn't meet with … Continue reading You Need to Become a Morning Person (Yes, Seriously)
I learned something new over the last week: breathing is really important. Yes, that sounds silly. Yes, it's super obvious. I mean, without breathing, we literally wouldn't survive. However, after dealing with weeks of fainting spells, I discovered that the way we inhale and exhale can make a huge difference. It can be the split-second … Continue reading Feel Distracted? Just Fidget With Your Breathing
In 2012, a year after graduating from college, I broke down: I turned to coffee. After years of insisting I didn't need coffee and souring my face at its taste, I caved. It happened at 6:30AM on a Wednesday. I sat in my cubicle at my first traditional office job (the publishing house of CatFancy … Continue reading Favorite Fidget Friday: Why I Can’t Quit Coffee
I'm a perfectionist -- a total Type A who can't stand stacks of paper, piles of clutter, or even a rogue dust bunny hiding under my couch. But when it comes to my writing workspace, you'll discover something entirely different. My desk is a disaster zone. It's cluttered in personal effects (a few candles, framed … Continue reading Stop Being So Neat — Why A Messy Desk Is Best
Monday sucks. Wednesday is the halfway mark, the tipping point towards the weekend. Thursday is really just Friday eve. And Tuesday, according to productivity writers and researchers, is the most productive day. It's the busiest and the most successful work day week after week. But is Tuesday really the most productive day of the week? … Continue reading Is Tuesday Really The Most Productive Day of The Week?