The elusive dream of all office employees is being able to work from home. “What a privilege and a pleasure it will be!” you tell yourself, envisioning freshly sharpened pencils, crisp legal pads and steaming mugs of coffee, like a stock photo of productivity. “I will get so much done from my home office!” Reality quickly sets in. You don’t have a “home office,” per se, but a desk that you got from a roommate who moved out, or a corner of your kitchen table that isn’t covered in mail, or your couch, your coffee table and a really soft pillow. Soon, you find yourself doing work in dead silence, trapped in a prison of your own making. The world is crumbling outside, or maybe it isn’t, but you wouldn’t know because you haven’t left your house in three days. Even the most introverted among us need to see people sometimes. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to work from home more often, here are some surefire ways to make your new home office life a little easier. Keep reading »
So, you want to get your stuff organized in 2015 but you have no idea where to start? I feel you. I’m the kind of person who has a tendency to look at a mess, start panicking, and then ignore it so that I can just stop panicking. It takes every iota of strength I have to just put my stuff away sometimes.
That being said, it really is a worthy resolution. Having a home or workspace (or in my case, both) that’s tidy, efficient, and streamlined saves time and emotional output. Once you have your spaces organized, it’s easier to find the things you need, it’s easier to put things back where they belong, and it’s easier to relax and enjoy your life, knowing that there isn’t a pile of junk six feet to your left that you really should be taking care of. Life moves freely and faster when you don’t have messes to jump over. Keep reading »
Today is one of those days where, even with coffee, I’m unproductive and basically just useless in life. I don’t know if it’s because I stayed up late watching TV or what, but when I told my coworkers (after blankly staring at my computer screen for 30 minutes) that I was “driving the struggle bus,” they stopped paying attention to the fact that I’m a waste of space and praised the creative delivery of my confession. For the rest of you who have a case of the Mondays, or just can’t seem to make it through the day, here are 10 better ways to let others know the struggle is real. Keep reading »
Your plan to get your taxes done early has gone out the window. You consistently feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, between friends, work, eating and sleeping. And, oh yeah, that knitting project you started in 2008 is never going to get done. That’s because you aren’t living your life as productively as you could be. But that’s okay, because we’re going to help you fix that. Really! First though, put down your iPhone and focus. Eyes up here!
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