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 [...]

On Writing: Abandoning Story Structure and Finding a Focused Plot

On Writing: Abandoning Story Structure and Finding a Focused Plot

“I remember what it felt like, in the preparation stages of beginning a new project, asking enough of myself to be as creative as I possibly can. I remember how worried I had been in the beginning, worried about how the story would be perceived, how it would read to others. There had come a [...]

5 Places I Go When I Lack Writing Inspiration

5 Places I Go When I Lack Writing Inspiration

“Your environment can have such an incredible impact on your productivity, and there are times we may think past this in order to get as much work done as possible - no matter the location. Sometimes, when I’m experiencing a bit of a slump, I take it upon myself to change my environment, even if [...]

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 [...]

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

Bookstores, First Editions, and a Rekindled Spark

“There are times where a certain spontaneous moment can rekindle a spark we thought we may have lost, when it comes to our ability to exercise our creativity or simply to continue working on achieving our goals. This past weekend has been an eye-opening one for me, one I thoroughly enjoyed for it really has [...]