Category Archives: time management

Switching to espresso boosted my productivity (but not how you think!)

I’ve been drinking coffee since I was a kid. Sure, it was more milk and sugar than coffee back then, but I had a taste for those roasted beans and it has never let up. Until recently, I was in … Continue reading

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Do the hustle! (Or don’t.)

I’ve been thinking about “hustle culture”—the belief that it takes inordinate amounts of courage, confidence, self-determination, and discipline to develop the habits and work ethic to grind it out until you find or create the opportunities you want in life*—a lot lately. … Continue reading

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I ran 500 miles this year and here’s what I learned

I ran over 500 miles in 2018. 75 of them were in December. Why? Because when I saw how close I was to 500 miles, sometime in early December, I had to go for it. And then it snowed, and … Continue reading

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Battling Burnout

Did you know that in Europe, burnout is a legitimate mental health condition categorized in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-equivalent, the ICD? I learned that from this conversation between Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and author of Insight: … Continue reading

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Saying “nope” to OPE

via GIPHY No, this isn’t a plug for the DARE program. OPE stands for Other People’s Emergencies. And it’s time we talk about saying “no” to them. A couple months ago, I was hit with a deluge of emails asking–and … Continue reading

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The case for sandwich-tasking

Have you ever clicked on Word or Excel or some other program that you need to work in, only to discover that it’s already open because you were working in it an hour or so ago and then got distracted … Continue reading

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What Halloween taught me about perfection

I’m a little bit of a perfectionist. I mean, I would prefer things to be perfect, but over the years,  I’ve learned to be happy with pretty darn good. Take my Halloween costumes. Each year around July or August, I … Continue reading

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