Here’s a selection of excerpts from things I’ve read or listened to recently, on the theme of “real relaxation”.
It’s dark, and wet. I’m carrying more things than my arms are comfortable carrying, grasping my house key between cold, numb fingers. Hunched against the cold, I open the front door prepared to step into a completely dark house… only to find that the entryway light is already on. Ah, lovely.
You had great intentions to get in a full day of work but at some point you look at the clock and realise it’s 3pm and somehow all you’ve done today is… have a shower and wash some dishes? How did that happen?
You probably know that creative work requires different skills than other types of work. But did you know that you should be doing your creative work at different times of day?
It’s 3pm. You have this One Big task you’ve been trying to get around to all day, but it’s just not happening. And the more you look at that task, the more you realise you’re going to need longer than you thought to get it done…
You know that thing where you think “I’m just going to get myself a glass of water,” so you go into the kitchen, but once you get there you can’t remember what you wanted to do? It’s a real thing.
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On totally different schedules? You can still be friends.
So you want to be productive. But what about all those annoying tiny chores that only take a few minutes and pile up on your to-do list? Make like a baker and batch it.
Do you get that sinking feeling every time you open your email inbox and see just how many new emails have arrived since you last checked? Here’s what to do about it.
I am so excited to kick off “My Good Life”, a monthly series in which I interview different people about their lives. This month’s interviewee is Elizabeth Sund, fellow lifelong reader and philosopher.
Why multitasking is ruining your life – and how to stop doing it.