This post is a special treat for productivity lovers. To write this post, I compiled a special series I wrote for PhD Balance (formerly known as Ph_D_epression), a "collaborative community talking about mental health in graduate school." They invited me to write a...
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We rely on our resources to accomplish our goals. In order to learn how to better manage my personal resources, I spent a whole week documenting and analyzing my experience with specific resources (money, time, energy, focus, willpower, presence, and connection, to...
It's time to do a check in, tenderhearts. Did you pick a word or theme for 2019 in January? If you remember, way back in the very first post of the 2019, I identified my theme word for this year: garden. In that post, I wrote why this theme was the best one for my...
Remember that personal organization is personal organization! Your home does not need to look like a minimalist barnscape advertised in Goop in order for you to be a successful, talented, beautiful, worthy person. That necessity being said, if you would like to shift your organization practice, here are some practical tips.
Like all self development and productivity practices, resting and recharging are not one-size-fits-all actions, so your toolkit will work better if you personalize it to your strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and goals.
This method has quickly become one of my faves. In fact, I'd rate it up there alongside the Must-Do Method, which I use on the daily. I heard about the "brick by brick" method in motivational speaker Mel Robbins's Audible original, Take Control of Your Life. In this...
the purpose of a quarterly reflection is to check in on your short-term changes and as a result make short-term, actionable plans. This week’s post guides you through the process!
Prioritization is really just choosing to do one thing and not another. Sounds so simple when you put it that way, huh? Don't worry, my fellow recovering workaholics, mental illness-experiencers, and super busy pals: I of all people understand how daunting making a...
Even more revision! Welcome to part two of my How to Revise series! Last week’s post, 2.11: How to Revise (part 1), taught you how to tailor a revision plan specific to who is evaluating your revision and based on what they (and you!) value. I also discussed the...
Ah, revision. We know it is essential for improving our creations. We know it works. Yet... we struggle to actually do it. I'm not here to shame you, because Goddess knows that is the opposite of my jam (PS: did you know that "jam" is a term gay people used to use...
When you’re on a path, you make choices that move you in particular directions. You likely know the Robert Frost lines, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” You also have the opportunity to make large and small decisions that affect how your path will develop.
Links to all 2019 posts by date/title:
2.26: Give Yourself Permission to Rest
2.25: The Productivity Tool that Changed My Life
2.24: The Power of Personal Mantras & Affirmations
2.23: How to Cope with Comparison
2.22: Intentional Tech Use
2.21: Battle Work Doldrums with Pomodoro
2.20: On Healing
2.19: How to Get the Most Out of Your Personal Resources
2.18: Why You Should Theme Your Year Check In #1
2.17: Put the Personal in Personal Organizing
2.16: Make a Rest and Recharge Toolkit
2.15: Achieve Your Dreams Brick By Brick
2.14: Quarterly Reflection
2.13: Give Yourself Permission
2.12: How to Revise (part 2)
2.11: How to Revise (part 1)
2.10: Build a Path that Serves You
2.9: Why You Should Aim for “Good Job”
2.7: The Magic of Routine, Rhythm, & Ritual
2.6: Momentum & Writing
2.5: Please Start Valuing Your Behind the Scenes Labor
2.4: Diminishing Returns (Less is Best Series)
2.3: The Recovering Workaholic’s Guide to Taking Breaks
2.2: How to Use Lists to Tackle a Big Project
2.1: Why You Should Theme Your Year
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I’ll be transferring my 2018 blog posts from tumblr to WordPress sometime this year, but for now you can access the original posts by clicking the links below. It’ll take you to thetendingyear.tumblr.com, but the posts are the exact same ones you know and love!
1.52: Lessons from 2018
1.51: Reflection: Whys and Hows
1.50: 2018 Goals Check In
Monthly Reflection 11: November
1.49: How to Handle Aversive Tasks
1.48: Social Media with Intention and Awareness
1.47: What is Work and Why it Matters
1.46: What I Learned from Monitoring
Monthly Reflection 10: October
1.45: Have Purpose on Purpose
1.44: Choosing Yes, Choosing No
1.43: To Hold in the Hand: A Guide to Maintaining
1.42: How to Handle Overwhelm
1.41: Some is Better than None
Monthly Reflection 9: September
1.40: One-Inch Picture Frame
1.39: Ways to Handle a Bad Mood
1.38: Keeping a Dissertation Journal
1.37: Vision Boards
Monthly Reflection 8: August
1.36: Must-Do Method
1.35: Mind & Concept Maps
1.34: How to Feel Good Enough
1.33: My Archival Research Fellowship
1.32: Priority Setting
Monthly Reflection 7: July
1.31: Emotional Agency
1.30: Managing Energy Expenditure
1.29: Monotasking vs. Task Switching
1.28: How to Receive and Release with Intention
1.27: How to Live with Intention Using Values + Presence
Monthly Reflection 6: June
1.26: Top Five Tending Tips
1.25: Embracing the Gray Area
1.24: Regarding Self Care
1.23: Workaholic Tendancies
Monthly Reflection 5: May
1.22: Negative Self Talk
1.21: Perfectionism & Pain
1.20: How to Schedule
1.19: How to Plan
Monthly Reflection 4: April
1.16: Enjoy the Process
1.15: Habits 101
Monthly Reflection 3: March
1.11: Dive Deep
1.10: Conscious Input and Output
Monthly Reflection 2: February
1.7: Self-Compassion: What It Is & How Do I Do It?
1.6: Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Monthly Reflection 1: January
1.5: Mindful Production
1.4: Mindful Consumption
How I Got Clarity and Finally Turned it Over
1.3: Playing It By Ear
1.2: Three Keys to Abundance
1.1: Welcome to The Tending Year!