Tag Archives: productivity

Self-Compassion is More Important Than Self-Improvement In This Comic

Kelly Bastow is a Toronto-based illustrator who publishes illustrations (some NSFW) and comics at Moosekleenex. She recently shared this powerful reminder that self-improvement can easily become a way of amplifying our critical voices if we don’t approach it with compassion. You can also find more of Bastow’s work through Patreon and Etsy.

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12 Days of Self Care: Sticking With Your Goals

On the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Melissa Merlino, LMSW, lays out some of the biggest barriers to achieving our goals. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check out the full series. With the holiday season nearing its […]

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12 Days of Self-Care: Being Real With Resolutions

On the ninth day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Jen Loglia shares the secrets of achievable resolutions for the new year — or any other day. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. How many of us […]

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Here’s a Quick Productivity Hack for Perfectionists

Perfectionism is often touted as a good thing — a drive that keeps us striving harder for better results. But as anyone who’s struggled with perfectionism knows, it’s often more likely to be crushing to productivity. It inspires procrastination, it goes hand in hand with anxiety and other mental health issues, and it’s even closely […]

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A Few Ways to Minimize Anxiety in Your Daily Work

When you have an anxiety disorder, there are a lot of big steps you can take to work through it, including professional help and steady self care. But smaller things are important, too. For example, your daily work habits can also go a long way toward helping you cope with anxiety — or they can […]

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A UK Media Company Bans After-Hour Emails for its Employees’ Mental Health

As part of a Wellness Month initiative, Carat, a UK media company, is banning after-hours emails. Managing director Matthew Landeman explains the move: We are mobile and connected 24/7 so it is becoming more and more ‘normal’ to send communications to each other well outside of reasonable working hours and people often feel under pressure […]

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The Sad Ghost Club Reminds Us to Go Easy on Ourselves

http://thesadghostclub.tumblr.com/post/157567055746/im-the-only-one-who-will-care-if-i-meet-them-so As this Sad Ghost Club comic suggests, lists and productivity aids can be great for remembering what needs doing, getting out of ruts, and staying focused — but they can also be fodder for self-recrimination. If you feel like your to-do list is crushing you, take a step back and make sure you’re not […]

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Work Hard, a Comic By Shing Yin Khor

Artist Shing Yin Khor shares this personal comic, which explores the pain of tying your identity into something that’s not entirely within your control — especially on bad days. You can find the original at Shing’s website. [Shing Yin Khor]

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Take Control of Your Time With These Scheduling Tips

Time management is a challenge for a lot of us. If you have ADHD, you’re probably dealing with a whole lot of executive function impairments that make time management a challenge — at best. Organization and time management can also be difficult for folks with autism spectrum disorder. When you’re depressed or dealing with chronic […]

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Turning Mental Health Maintenance into a 2-Player Game

Film critic Tasha Robinson shares a delightful story over at The Verge this week, describing how she and her sister have turned their basic life maintenance — and through it, their mental health — into a competitive game. Achievement Club isn’t great for ongoing resolutions, like “eat more kale” or “learn to speak Spanish.” It […]

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