It always seems like the minute I make a plan, life sends in a cranky seagull to throw everything into chaos. It took a while to get that mean bird back out the window, but things are finally settling down and getting back on track.
One thing I really enjoy: taking different kinds of personality tests. It’s not just for fun, though. When I want to focus on my own growth, those tests provide helpful insights. Once you understand how you think or process certain things, and why, you can easily figure out how you want to improve from there. For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to share my Emergenetics Profile, which defines preferences through behavioral and thinking attributes.
The end of winter is in sight, which means there’s a big undertaking just around the corner: spring cleaning. After months of being cooped up in the cold, most of us are tired of our surroundings. For me, those feelings tend to lead to one or two rooms being painted a new color. But if you work from home or live the digital nomad lifestyle, your home office should definitely get some attention when the next cleaning frenzy hits.
Candles are a popular go-to gift for good reason. They’re small and easy to transport, and you don’t have to worry about whether they fit with the recipient’s decor. Also, “no thanks, I have enough candles” hasn’t really been said by anyone ever. If you think giving someone a candle feels generic and impersonal, you’ll reconsider after taking a look at these fiction and fantasy candles for adventure lovers of all genres. As an added bonus, buying from these brands means you’re supporting small businesses!
Anxiety is among the most common mental illnesses people struggle with at work and in their day-to-day life. Some days are harder than others, but having a coping strategy in place can make anxiety easier to live with. These four steps are a good starting place if your anxiety is at a level you’re comfortable addressing on your own.
The point is to invite people to be part of your community. A good invitation uses good manners. A bad invitation comes in the form of the people at kiosks in the mall who chase after you with their questions and free samples.
Understanding the probable causes behind mental health distress in the workplace presents an opportunity to learn how to avoid them and protect yourself. It would help to adopt work-life balance techniques to help you through any mental health challenges.
This wasn’t the way I wanted to leave–certainly not without another job lined up and right after I’d just signed on for another year at my apartment. But I got out. I tried to focus on that and move on.
Unless I have a deadline coming up, I don’t usually work weekends. Nothing for clients, no social media scheduling, not even working on my manuscript. My days off are reserved for the normal stuff people do. But sometimes we do something a little special and take a day off to go on a special adventure.
I regularly go through old posts to fix any out-of-date information and prune anything that has lost its relevance or value. When I find an older story that still has something to offer, I add …
A reward system can also help break an overwhelming project into more manageable pieces. By focusing on one task at a time, you can avoid procrastinating, indecision, and poor time management. Plus it feels good to give yourself a pat on the back!
People often ask “What was it like to go to college for writing?” I have no idea what it’s like at other schools. All I know is my experience being a writing student at Savannah College of Art and Design.
When you’re trying to build your brand through social media and a blog, any absence or deviation from your schedule can feel like a failure. Fortunately, there are a few small changes you can make to get back on top of things and feel less guilty when something comes along to throw off your routine.
Working from home is quickly becoming the new normal for many people worldwide. And while there are advantages to working from home, one of the biggest challenges can be finding a space to set up your office.
If you want to know how to be a writer, think more about why you want to be a writer. Figure out what drives you to write. Do things that work with your energy, not against it.