This week I am taking my own advice and taking a pause on my usual Wednesday feature. I have writing assignment due Thursday, and I just completed two projects with Monday deadlines. So because my blog is not "required" for any reason other than my compulsivity (yup, I know), today it shall rest. I plan … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – the power of the pause
On Thursday I finished up a short contract for a writing client that had found me through Upwork. The topic had challenged me. I had needed to do a quick turnaround literature search, read and understand concepts in a field that was unfamiliar, and produce some writing that made sense of a general audience without … Continue reading Getting it done
I mean it, schedule fun into each week, each day, maybe even in every hour if that is possible. It is not optional. Fun feeds your creativity. I used to take breaks to play and rest only when I had "earned" them through doing enough work. Probably that daughter-of-an-immigrant work ethic that many of us … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – plan time for fun
How often do you ask yourself the question in your life: What is essential? Or a variation: what is essential for me right now? I just listened to the audio book (and am re-listening, because it resonated so much) that many of you minimalists out there probably already know, called "Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less" … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – What is essential?
This morning I was contemplating joyfully and with some curiosity the blank canvas that is the next chapter of my work life. It feels like a fresh start, that opportunity to re-invent my daily rituals, hone my purpose, and choose the colors for the palette. Though I am not a visual artist, and only dabble … Continue reading Clean slate, blank canvas
This week's edited piece is from a post I did back in December 2017. As I get ready to meet some deadlines for writing projects, it is a great reminder to just get the work drafted. *** To those of you who are waiting for your blogs to be perfect to publish them, here is … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: B minus work