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Month: December 2017

How to Avoid Balanced Living Fails

How to Avoid Balanced Living Fails

Balanced living takes work, even if you’re committed to living a simpler, self-care focused life. I’m reminded of an article I shared earlier this year from Brigid Schulte about how even work-life balance experts are awful at balancing work and life. I wouldn’t quite put myself in that category, but I definitely have my share of fails. Tuesday night was one. My husband was working late, so when I got home from work I had the entire house to myself….

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How to Do Deep Work When You’re Incredibly Busy

How to Do Deep Work When You’re Incredibly Busy

“Deep work is a luxury not all of us can afford” is what a colleague recently mentioned in passing when I suggested he hunker down to finish a manuscript. His thinking, like a lot of people, is that with everything on their plate, finding one let alone two hours in a day for focusing on a single task is next to impossible. This presents a false dichotomy. Too busy to engage in meaningful, focused work while at the same time…

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