One of my (many) self-destructive tendencies is procastination. After researching this I have concluded that I am better than some and worse than others, but it adversely affects me pretty much every work day. I manage to make deadlines and keep things on schedule, but I also spend a lot of time wishing for asteroid … Continue reading Bring on the frogs!
As much as I try to check my privileges and battle my biases I know they are there, influencing me in ways I'd sometimes rather they didn't. I constantly remind myself to pause and think before acting or reacting, because there's a good chance my instincts are based on childhood conditioning, rather than what my … Continue reading Searching for the Curious
While I agree 100% that self care is essential the advice and expectations nowadays seem overwhelming and daunting, sometimes to the point of being impossible. What if I don't have the time or energy to go the gym at least 3 times a week? What if I don't have the resources to only eat organic … Continue reading Self care is a fluffy bath mat
I have long suspected that all of us face the same decision at some point in our lives. Some of us are never aware of it and I doubt if it always comes from a single event, but unconsciously or not all of us have to decide what sort of person we will be (refusing … Continue reading The simplest decision = the hardest work
Continuing on from yesterdays post...as if you needed more encouragement and suggestions for getting a life outside of work, more excuses to spend time away from your job or more reasons to get a little lost in your own bubble...below are websites to help. https://www.makingcomics.com/2014/09/24/10-things-start-comic-graphic-novel/ Get creative with pen and paper and stories and images … Continue reading MORE life outside of work
As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our 'free' time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of … Continue reading Life outside of work
Here's to a long weekend of relaxing. Memes for memes sake.
What do you do when the world has become so toxic, so utterly alien, so horrifying that you almost long for the small, deeply personal, lonely wounds that caused you so much pain all those years ago? Knowing that I survived those things makes it possible to gaze back at them almost fondly. I had … Continue reading 130 a day
I completely forgot to mention the best bit about standing desks. Stick your headphones on and shake that ass. Photo credit: https://simplesparrowstudio.com/product/this-kitchen-is-for-dancing/
I used to think that the view from my seat having an effect on my ability to write made me some sort of diva (sigh, I can't possibly put pen to paper until I have just the right wallpaper, fountain pen, artisan water and/or meditation music...sigh) and that me being a diva let me off … Continue reading Is where as important as when?