When you think of fidgeting, you likely think immediately of the fidget spinner. The fidget spinner may have been what captured the world's attention during all of 2017, but it certainly isn't the only fidget "toy" available. While fidget spinners have a great value -- they're engaging, the perfect amount of low-level distraction the brain … Continue reading Favorite Fidget Friday: The Original Fidget Cube
For decades, video games have gotten a bad rap. Considered a complete waste of time, a danger to society, and a mindless venture by many (especially frustrated parents!), video games are often viewed as one of the biggest anti-productivity hobbies. Yet what most people don't realize is just how helpful video games can be for … Continue reading Feeling Distracted? Play Video Games!
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