I wish I had a crystal ball. I keep second-guessing how the way I spend my quarantine time will impact my future.
It got me thinking about all the people searching for productivity secrets while they’re stuck at home, wanting desperately to emerge from this pandemic as perfect adonises who cook like Julia Childs.
It may be socially unacceptable to admit, but we all hate someone.
When you can avoid that person, it isn’t so bad.
But when circumstance forces you to see that person on a regular basis, it can take a big toll on your sanity.
It happens every year in December.
The world starts to slow down as people anticipate the well deserved break on the horizon. But once we ring in the new year, it’s time to get back to work. In theory.
When I was a kid, my material possessions brought me a lot of comfort. In fact, the closer I kept them, the better.
So, everything special to me got to live in my bed. Or, it lived on the floor right next to my bed, where I could easily reach it.
Lately, when I have a moment to think, the same thing pops into my mind: marshmallows. No, this isn’t another article about my obsession with food. Although fittingly, I have to put an almost herculean effort into not eating marshmallows if they’re in my eyeline. But if you want to dive into that rabbit hole,... Continue Reading →
When I feel overwhelmed, I imagine myself as a bricklayer.
I try not to picture the finished project or every painstaking step it will take to get there. Imagining that kind of immense scale will give you vertigo.
I’ve been stressed out lately.
And if you read my last article, you probably know why.
But, as I’ve mentioned before, when I’m at my best I can create a stunning symphony of productivity and efficiency.
My dad has never been shy about sharing his opinions (there’s no question where I get it from).
And multitasking is a subject he feels very strongly about. If I had a nickel for every time he (without prompt) said, “there’s no such thing as multitasking, there is only doing multiple things badly,” I would make Warren Buffet quake with the sheer magnitude of my wealth.