I Really, Really, REALLY Hate Exercising

Words cannot quite express how much I'm not one of the type of person who just *needs* their workout to get through the day. But if there's something I dislike more, it's feeling slow, out of shape, and just on that side of heavier than the range where I've felt my best...

Be Honest

Let's be honest. Five weeks ago, according to one of the many spreadsheets which rules my life and tells me what to do because waking up each day without an extensive and comprehensive list of what I'm supposed to do is a scary concept, I should have published a post called "Be Honest." It was, again, according to the spreadsheet of wonders that I made sufficiently long ago that I can pretend it was made by someone who had a better plan for this blog than I do, supposed to be about how it doesn't matter what we make, as long as it's honest. I even made the header picture. Well, I got the picture from someone who took a picture of paintbrushes and I put a caption on it and I uploaded it to a draft post. Sufficiently honest enough yet? Well...

5 More Minutes! Oversleeping Exhausts Us

I don't know about you, but I'm certainly guilty as hell of oversleeping, hitting the snooze button, and committing extensive and rather egregious internal justifications for squeezing in just one more minute of sleeping in, regardless of whether or not I can really afford it in my schedule...

How to Speed Read

I've known for many years that I can read at a significantly faster pace than is perhaps average when necessary.  However, I can recognize in my own reading, as backed up by literature, that there is a trade off between reading comprehension and speed that eventually becomes problematic...

Caffeine Tolerance: How to Use It More Efficiently

Over the course of my studies, I have become what you might call an, advanced, consumer of caffeinated drinks, and foods (chocolate covered coffee beans are basically the best, just try them).  Caffeine alone however, it not enough to keep you going...

Beware the Brain Crack

When you've got work on the docket that needs doing, it can be exceedingly tempting to chase down every little idea, plan, or new goal that pops into your head in an effort to escape, because it's just so good and feels like it's so close and achievable...

Three Top Tips for Choosing Your Background Music While Working

I, like many people, have a tendency to live behind my headphones, burning through podcasts, listening to whatever the music algorithms decide is supposed to be next (or one song on loop.  For days on end...

Why I Don’t Believe In Writer’s Block

When did I stop believing in writer's block?  Somewhere between the time that I learned the ugly truth about how bananas are garbage fruits and that my phone has a notes app built into it.  Writer's block can be a monster when you're up against a deadline, real or imagined (but at least the latter only makes you feel terrible subjectively?), but for me, the question has never actually been if I could find a forward in the piece I was writing.  Depending on the situation, the issue could be anything from feeling like I wrote myself into a hole and forgot my ladder, to spacing out on that one idea I had that one time on how I'd handle part of a piece of writing, to some next level procrastination that's one of the few reasons I vacuum on a semi-regular basis.  But isn't that writer's block?  Well... Shut up...