Tag Archives: Productivity

A Radical Guide to Spending Less Time on Your Phone

“My phone, once a source of liberation — I could check my email without having to go home, which meant I could spend more time out doing things — eventually became a weight that tied me down. Instead of making me better at my job, it started preventing what Cal Newport calls “deep work” — focused, dedicated, creative time. Instead of helping me have fun, it was making me miserable.” https://forge.medium.com/a-radical-guide-to-spending-less-time-on-your-phone-a5419b1538ee

Beating Pandemic Burnout

“I see debates about remote versus online learning and whether it is possible to keep courses ‘normal’ and ‘rigorous,’ more emotional labor than ever before, lamentations about suspended productivity, and a genuine sense of fear and loss for students, colleagues, communities and families…Yet dwelling only on the anxiety and burnout will not help us through these times…In this spirit, I offer four reflective pillars that were crucial to my own recovery from burnout: focusing on purpose, compassion, connection and balance.”


How to Overcome “Imposter Syndrome”

“When suffering from self-doubt, it’s easy to think that you’re the only one who’s ever felt that way — but it’s not true. Even the most successful, powerful and accomplished women (and men, too) have been unsure of themselves at one point or another. But don’t take my word for it. Here are a few former impostors in their own words…

Maya Angelou: The prizewinning author once said, after publishing her 11th book, that every time she wrote another one she’d think to herself: “Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody.”

30 little ways to motivate yourself to write, RIGHT NOW


“Let’s be real.

Writing is gratifying when our thoughts gush out of our heads like cream from a cake. When we pump out a good piece by the end of the day.

Those are our BEST moments.

But every so often, we fall into a pit. Our minds blank out. We burn out. And no matter how hard we force ourselves to jump back into writing, we can’t.”

“Work Email Is a Task That Needs to be Tamed, Not Ignored” – HigherEdJobs

Make email a visible task. Emens refers to admin work as invisible labor because it’s not recognized as work tasks but something people do compulsively on devices while multitasking. Try giving this task a name, that is, build it into your to-do list or time on your calendar.”

Source: “Work Email Is a Task That Needs to be Tamed, Not Ignored” – HigherEdJobs