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Month: November 2016

The Importance of 15 Minutes

The Importance of 15 Minutes

Sometimes, it’s the little things. This morning I woke up about 15 minutes before my alarm was due to go off. I didn’t plan to do so, hence the alarm, but I was fairly awake that I decided, what the heck, let me go ahead and get the day started. It was the best decision of the entire day. I was not rushing out the door and had enough time to make and drink an entire cup of coffee and…

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Go Ahead, Procrastinate the Day Away

Go Ahead, Procrastinate the Day Away

I am currently writing this article because I am procrastinating on writing another article that is due by Monday. Isn’t funny how our brains work? I also spent an inordinately large amount of time today cleaning my house (ceiling fans and everything baby!) partially because I was avoiding getting down to the business of writing, even though it is a writing assignment I volunteered for. There is an ulterior motive though as to why I am writing this, and that…

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Productivity or Procrastination: The Quest for Inbox Zero

Productivity or Procrastination: The Quest for Inbox Zero

Inbox zero is a curious thing. If you believe the many productivity articles that hail the widespread benefits of clearing out one’s inbox than most of us are doomed. I admit that I don’t quite prescribe to the notion that an empty inbox is the cure for lackluster productivity. None of my inboxes, work or personal have ever reached inbox zero, although I don’t keep unread emails around for very long, especially work emails. I tend to favor a slight…

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Letting Go of Guilt and Anxiety

Letting Go of Guilt and Anxiety

I slept really poorly last night. This morning instead of waking up early enough to get up to go to the gym before work like planned, I half-asleep changed my alarm to give me an extra hour instead, and instantly fell back asleep. Had this happened a few months ago, I would have woken up with anxiety about my decision to postpone my workout and instead stay in bed a bit longer before going into work. Until about a year ago,…

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