My 5 Lessons on Getting Organized Ater Losing a Job

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.

Taking the Day Off

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.

Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

I regularly go through old posts to fix any out-of-date information and prune anything that has lost its relevance or value.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 short note about why it resonates with me now. This post is from when I worked full-time for aContinue reading “Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work”

How to Create a Reward System to Stay Productive

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!

7 Memories About Life as a Writing Student at Art School

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.

3 Tips for Fighting Overwhelm When Work Gets Chaotic

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.

Good Habits to Start for New Small Business Owners

When you’re just starting out, it can be overwhelming. You may be confident in the products or services you sell, and your brand’s image. But success comes over time. Incorporating these habits into your daily business practices will help you achieve better results in the long run. It won’t be long before you’re surpassing the competition and your own expectations!

Blog Reinvention Gets Messier Each Time

Up until 2014, my site had free hosting on WordPress.com. When I bought my domain, we essentially cloned the site and rebuilt it on WordPress.org. The old version on WordPress.com was still there, but invisible to the public because of a domain redirect we set up. Based on my needs and available options, I chose to return to WordPress.com.

Find Support to Protect Your Mental Health

When you have to cope with things throughout the workday that can affect your mental health, it’s important to get familiar with your usual triggers. Maybe, with a few adjustments, you can avoid some stressors altogether. But if you can’t avoid them, there’s one thing to do. Figure out the support system that works best for you and ensure you have easy access to it.