I remember she always made buttery oatmeal shortbread cookies in the same week that she pulled the winter coats and heavy blankets out of the closet near the kitchen. Within a few weeks, the spaces where the cold-weather gear had been stored would fill up with stacks of cookie tins full of a huge variety of Scandinavian treats for the holidays: Fattigmann, Krumkake, Sandbakelse, Rosettes and Spritz.
Have you ever eaten a live frog? Would you like to?
Of course not.
But what if you had to? Would you do it fast to get it over with, or would you put it off until the last minute?
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu famously wrote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Your to-do list may not be a thousand miles, but it sure can feel like it when you look at the entire list. The point Lao Tzu was making in his famous quote was that it’s much easier to accomplish huge tasks if you bite off little bits at a time.
You’re probably going to roll your eyes at this, but I didn’t realize I was allowed to do this until someone pointed it out to me. It’s so simple it’s ridiculous.
…Later that evening, I read it aloud to my adult daughter, who was shocked and horrified that I had the nerve to submit this homework. The next day, I read it to a girlfriend, who laughed so hard I thought she might stop breathing. Continue reading Statistics Homework
Like hundreds of people, I am a bullet journaler with depression.
This is the first post in a series about how to successfully manage your bullet journal while also managing depression. If you missed the intro post explaining what this is about. please check out this post to learn more. Continue reading “Bujo and Depression Tip #1: Start with a Dump List”
Those of us who work at managing depression have learned that this can also be like a box of chocolates – until the morning alarm goes off, you never know what you’re gonna get. Some days are great days, while other days are a struggle where it’s an exhausting amount of work just to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Continue reading Bujo and Depression Tip #7: Start Small
My Dad ran two successful businesses off a wall full of Post-Its. Had the Bullet Journal been around when Dad was working, it would have been full of his moveable notes, to-do lists, and contact information. He was a Post-It King. Continue reading “Bujo and Depression Tip #5: Use Post It Notes”
Decision paralysis is a real thing and looking at a long Dump List is an excellent way to bring on that overwhelming feeling of indecision. Continue reading “Bujo and Depression Tip #3: Prioritize Dump List Items Based On Urgency”