Why you should STOP being productive.

It’s OK to be UNproductive. As a full-time professional, wife and mother, I deeply understand the ever-increasing demands for output. Technology has only fueled the problem. Computers process mind-blowing amounts of information, which creates an expectation for humans to keep up. There is an unrelenting quest to be faster, better, more productive. This virtuous, yet losing pursuit takes a toll. Humans have finite energy. The well runs dry. Our tank hits empty. This trend is ...

What Woodshop Taught Me About Life

I am certainly no craftsman. But, I do know the cardinal rule of staining wood (thanks to high school woodshop) – go with the grain. A beautiful piece of wood can be ruined if the stain is forcefully applied against the natural flow of the wood. A simple 90 degree adjustment is the difference between success and failure: a showpiece of artistry or a scrapped piece of wood. Unfortunately, many individuals feel they must go against ...

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? Here’s How to Fix It.

Decision fatigue is real. You aren’t crazy for feeling like “What’s for dinner?” is a monumental question. You only have so much mental energy, and – like most people – your daily demands are more than using it up. You may be running the team meeting or coordinating the PTA group with ease in the morning, but feel like your brain is a useless blob by evening time. Here are 4 ways to ward off ...

5 Signs You Are in the Wrong Job

#1: You’d rather get a root canal than go to work. If you would rather go through painful experiences than go to work each day, take that as a good clue you are in the wrong position. On the whole, work should be something you look forward to and feel inspired by. If you consider your job to be a necessary evil, something to be avoided or “coasted through,” then you need to look for ...

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