• The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    Feeling stressed and overwhelmed; forgetting important tasks; or feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels but getting nowhere? What you need is a simple daily checklist. If you already use to-do lists or tried task lists but found they didn’t work for you, this approach is almost guaranteed to make a meaningful impact on your life.

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  • Coping with burnout: 6 simple strategies to alleviate stress

    Coping with burnout: 6 simple strategies to alleviate stress

    People tend to think that burnout is related to a highly stressful job or to overwork, but that’s really not the case. It can be caused by being under-worked too! In this article, I share my personal burnout story, and share some evidence-based strategies that can help you to deal with chronic stress and burnout.

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  • The cult of productivity

    The cult of productivity

    Toxic productivity, hustle culture, and the relentless drive to optimize every aspect of our lives has led to a culture where acts of maintenance, rest, and restoration are devalued. At the altar of productivity, we sacrifice our hobbies, our wellness, and our mental health. But how did we reach here, and how can we re-examine the true role of productivity?

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  • Why you need to reclaim your power to choose

    Why you need to reclaim your power to choose

    The standard advice of ‘keeping your options open’ leads to an inability to focus and hone down what you’re really interested in. Instead, you end up hedging all your bets, which leads to an overflowing inbox, an inability to choose, and overwhelm. So how do you figure out what is really important to you? And what does that have to do with reclaiming your power to choose?

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  • My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in the never-ending hustle and the unending daily grind. How do we find some sort of balance in our lives? A better equilibrium between work and leisure?

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  • The dark underbelly of the creator economy

    The dark underbelly of the creator economy

    The creator economy promises to help creatives turn their passion to profit, by giving them the tools they need to monetize their communities and fans. But is the reality of the creator economy as rosy as it is projected? And what are things that creatives need to be aware of before jumping in to profit off of their passion?

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  • The surprising link between boredom and creativity

    The surprising link between boredom and creativity

    In the always-on, hyper-connected world that we currently live in, our capacity for boredom has shrunk. The demands on our attention keep us stuck in the loop of the endless scroll. But what impact does this colonization of our attention have on our creative faculty?

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