What if you just…didn’t? The art of doing as little as possible, the opposite of perfectionism, and an argument against working your ass off

Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Would you not agree? Why then—even despite understanding the cultural and societal expectations and measurement and definition of productivity—do we keep finding ourselves constantly adding more to the to do list, even when those things won’t get done? While this can indeed be chalked up to… Continue reading What if you just…didn’t? The art of doing as little as possible, the opposite of perfectionism, and an argument against working your ass off

When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.

Today we're talking about two types of acceptance: radical and everyday. What's the difference? Everyday acceptance is accepting the reality in front of us. We use everyday acceptance for the annoyances we encounter, such as dropping the half-gallon of milk in the grocery parking lot or getting beer spilled on your butt at a concert.… Continue reading When it’s all too much, you need to accept some things.

the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists

https://youtu.be/REPNOclgcus the sister YouTube video to this post Dear Perfectionists, Quality over quantity is a useful notion in some areas of our lives. But how does it pose problems in other areas, such as work, school and creative pursuits?  Let's take just a paragraph to orient ourselves around the key elements of perfectionists: We are… Continue reading the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists

8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks

https://youtu.be/sRcV63AyGHk sister video to this blog post I received All About Love from the library of a friend. I swear that borrowing a book chosen for you by your friend automatically makes us think more highly of the book. (Is there research on this yet?!) At the time I had just read an essay about… Continue reading 8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks

my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating

It seems obvious and yet it wasn't obvious to me: my perfectionistic mindset barriers halt my progress as a content creator (and human) every single day. This post could be construed as a list of excuses but I prefer to frame it as a reflection. It's more like I'm explaining the outcomes of a self… Continue reading my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating

healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJcu-3IR7M COVID-19 has lots of us working from home. COVID-19 has lots of us struggling with our mental health. Working from home generally brings two things, sometimes together, sometimes one or the other, and that is: isolation, and burnout -- which are rarely ever good for our mental health.  And essentially this virus has given… Continue reading healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠