Welcome to The Tending Year blog! Below you’ll find every blog post listed in order of publication.

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2020 blog posts:

Five Productivity Tools That Helped Me Finish My Dissertation
How Working from Home Made Me Finally Set Boundaries ARound my Technology Use
Practical Tools for Goal Setting When You Don’t Know Where to Start
How to Use the Pomodoro Method to Set Boundaries Around your Tech Use
How to Focus on Your Personal Goals
Dissertation Q&A: On Writing
Free End of the Month Reflection & Planning Prompts

2019 blog posts: 

2.1: Why You Should Theme Your Year
2.2: How to Use Lists to Tackle a Big Project
2.3: The Recovering Workaholic’s Guide to Taking Breaks
2.4: Diminishing Returns (Less is Best Series)
2.5: Please Start Valuing Your Behind the Scenes Labor
2.6: Momentum & Writing
2.7: The Magic of Routine, Rhythm, & Ritual
2.8: Batchotasking
2.9: Why You Should Aim for “Good Job”
2.10: Build a Path that Serves You
2.11: How to Revise (part 1)
2.12: How to Revise (part 2)
2.13: Give Yourself Permission
2.14: Quarterly Reflection
2.15: Achieve Your Dreams Brick By Brick
2.16: Make a Rest and Recharge Toolkit
2.17: Put the Personal in Personal Organizing
2.18: Why You Should Theme Your Year Check In #1
2.19: How to Get the Most Out of Your Personal Resources
2.20: On Healing
2.21: Battle Work Doldrums with Pomodoro
2.22: Intentional Tech Use
2.23: How to Cope with Comparison
2.24: The Power of Personal Mantras & Affirmations
2.25: The Productivity Tool that Changed My Life
2.26: Give Yourself Permission to Rest
2.27: Mindful Acceptance: The First Step Towards Action
2.28: Three Mindful Productivity How-Tos
2.29: Giving a Fuck is a Personal Resource
2.30: Spoon Theory: What It Is & How I Use It
2.31: How to Hold Two Conflicting Truths a Once
2.32: My Journey to Becoming a Productivity Coach
2.33: Strive for Emotional Awareness
2.34: In Praise of Blank Space
2.35: My Favorite Way to Get Down to Business
2.36: Big Changes Beget Bigger Opportunities
2.37: Discerning Yes and No Can Help You Focus on Your Path
2.38: Flow State: When Work is a Joy
2.39: On the Occasion of Turning 33: Reflections & Intentions
2.40: Slowductivity: A Magical Blend of My Favorite Things
2.41: The Goldilocks Approach to Productivity
2.42: Limiting Beliefs: Choose Wisely
2.43: On Doing Thing Religiously: Or How I Value Myself
2.44: The Freedom of Experimentation
2.45: Work is Work Even If You Love It
2.46: How to Cope with Negative Emotions without Spiritual Bypassing
2.47: Why You Should Shift from To-do to Ta-da
2.48: Being Kinder to Myself is an Ongoing Practice
2.49: Reflection Prompts for the End of the Year…and Decade!
2.50: Lessons I Learned in 2019
2.51: Tending in 2020 + Announcing Success & Accountability Coaching
2.52: Blog News

2018 blog posts:

1.1: Welcome to The Tending Year
1.2: Three Keys to Abundance
1.3: Playing It By Ear
1.4: Mindful Consumption
1.5: Mindful Production
1.6: Changing the Stories We Tell Ourselves
1.7: Self-compassion: What It Is and How Do I Do It
1.8: Self-sabotage
1.9: Abundance
1.10: Conscious Input and Output
1.11: Dive Deep
1.12: Recovery
1.13: Perspective
1.14: Focus
1.15: Habits 101
1.16: Enjoy the Process
1.17: Movement
1.18: Self-validation
1.19: How to Plan
1.20: How to Schedule
1.21: Perfectionism and Pain
1.22: Negative Self Talk
1.23: Workaholic Tendencies
1.24: Regarding Self-care
1.25: Embracing the Gray Area
1.26: Top Five Tending Tips
1.27: How to Live with Intention Using Values & Presence
1.28: How to Receive and Release with Intention
1.29: Monotasking vs. Task Switching
1.30: Managing Energy Expenditure
1.31: Emotional Agency
1.32: Priority Setting
1.33: My Archival Research Fellowship
1.34: How to Feel Good Enough
1.35: Mind and Concept Maps
1.36: Must-do Method
1.37: Vision Boards
1.38: Keeping a Dissertation Journal
1.39: Ways to Handle a Bad Mood
1.40: One-inch Picture Frame
1.41: Some is Better than None
1.42: How to Handle Overwhelm
1.43: To Hold in the Hand: A Guide to Maintaining
1.44: Choosing Yes, Choosing No
1.45: Have Purpose on Purpose
1.46: What I Learned from Monitoring
1.47: What is Work and Why it Matters
1.48: Social Media with Intention and Awareness
1.49: How to Handle Aversive Tasks
1.50: 2018 Goals Check In
1.51: Reflection: Whys and Hows
1.52: Lessons From 2018