Productivity: Abandoning the Idea of “Perfect Work”

Productivity: Abandoning the Idea of “Perfect Work”

Perfectionism (n.): a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less. (dictionary.com) “Perfectionism can be very difficult to overcome, especially when you’ve spent so much of your life trying to make everything as perfect as it can possibly be. I’m sure we’ve all been there, feeling the pressure of trying to [...]

Content Creation: Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Learning to Adapt

Content Creation: Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Learning to Adapt

“I remember the day I decided I wanted more. I remember feeling like I had no idea where to begin, and the questions gnawed away at my mind, “How do I start? What do I write? Will this make a difference?” It wasn’t until the last few months did I realize how integral that decision [...]

Productivity: Doing More Than the Bare Minimum to Achieve Your Goals

Productivity: Doing More Than the Bare Minimum to Achieve Your Goals

 “I had a plan. I had an idea of where I’d want to be by the end of this year, but I can’t say I’ve been putting in as much work as I know I’m capable of. I still follow my daily routines, I still actively work at my goals, but there is always a [...]

A Productivity Reset: Taking Charge of the Week Ahead

A Productivity Reset: Taking Charge of the Week Ahead

“I can certainly say that this week hasn’t been the most productive for me, and I have spent a lot of it worrying about all of the things I have not yet done. Though, every morning this week I’ve spent time pondering the things I can change in the coming days, so that I can [...]

Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

Let’s Talk Productivity: 5 Habits I’ve Implemented That Actually Work

“When it comes to maintaining a healthy level of productivity that works for you, it can be a bit challenging to see where you might want to improve. If you’re anything like me, it can start with not knowing where to start your workday, what tasks to finish first, what tasks “help” you stay motivated. [...]

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

Productivity and Perspective: A Day to Recuperate, Readjust, and Reschedule

“Yesterday was not the start to the week I had been hoping for. I tried for quite some time to push myself to get things done, and it proved to be a lot more difficult than usual. I started to ask myself whether I’ve been getting enough sleep, whether I’ve been stressed out, and I’m [...]

A Perspective Change: Productivity Starts Now

A Perspective Change: Productivity Starts Now

“I woke up this morning to yet another snowstorm, and with the terrible weather comes the incredible urge to not be productive in the slightest (at least for a little while). However, as much as I’d like to remain in bed for the remainder of the day, there is still quite a bit of work [...]

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

On Writing: Breakfast, Branching Out, and Bettering the Book

“Expectations - as simple as they may be, they could be the very thing standing between you and your current goal. When it came to beginning the editing process for my novel, I had quite a lot of high expectations for myself, having the mentality of “I’ll fix it all later and it’ll be perfect.” [...]