productivity

Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons You Feel Busier Than You Actually Are

We all have the same number of hours in a day, so why is it so easy to feel like we’re more overscheduled and stressed than anyone else we know? Can we never escape the endless cycle that is “being busy”? It can seem like no matter how many things we accomplish or how “caught… More »


Check Your Vibes: 9 Ways To Ace The Most Soul-Crushing Season Of The Year

Look, not to be a huge Debbie Downer or anything, but this season is the hardest of the year for a lot of the planet. Yes, the empty, frigid days of January and February are more brutal than October (if you live in a cold climate), but the hard part about this season is that… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Find Extra Time In Your Day

Sometimes it feels like no matter where I go or what I do in my downtime, I can never escape the heavy weight of the “shoulds” on my shoulders. I should be getting some work done right now. I should be cleaning the apartment or paying that bill or running that errand. A frame of… More »


Do Something New: Try A Sensory Deprivation Tank

Before you ask, yes, it’s possible to hallucinate in there. More »


Check Your Vibes: 6 Steps To Winning At Life Even When You’re Exhausted

At one point, I was a person who thought I could run on very little sleep. Not anymore. I don’t know exactly when it changed, but these days, when my body is done for the day, it’s done, and I’m out for the night. I still don’t get quite enough sleep (who does?), but I get much more than I… More »


Make It Work: How To Work From Home Without Losing Your Shit

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. More »


A Resource List For Your Home Organization Resolution

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… More »


10 Creative Phrases To Let Others Know You’re Struggling

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,” More »


9 Not-So-Hard Tips For A More Productive 2012

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… More »