It’s one of the great dilemmas of time management. If you spend a lot of hours working during the week — particularly if that work requires you to be away from home — then weekends seem like a great time to get caught up on personal to-dos. The problem is that too many personal to-dos can make weekends feel as task-driven as the rest of the week. You&… read more »
A few of my favorite bloggers have been posting their “bits of joy” lists lately. The idea is thinking through a list of activities you love to do so that they are top of mind. When a spot of time opens up in your life, you can choose one of these things, rather than checking email or puttering around with the mail pile (unless you really love looking at catalogs… read more »
I have been accused, more than once, of arguing that people should pack something into every minute of the day. I fully own up to believing that most people can pack more into their lives than they think, or than they do. In 168 hours, there is certainly space for a full-time job, gobs of family time, exercise, sleep, and Homeland marathons. I also see a tendency t… read more »
Over at Wandering Scientist, Cloud posted a lovely rant about efforts to make STEM more attractive to women. The idea that somehow science, technology, engineering, and math careers need to be made more pink for fragile females to enjoy, or that such careers should be more family-friendly because only women need that, is sexist in its own right. After recou… read more »
Christmas comes at a very convenient time. Placing a huge celebration right at the winter solstice — that darkest time of the year — makes these dark days and falling temperatures more bearable. It’s fun. It’s festive. Tradition is on to something!
But then here in the northeastern United States — and the heavily populated regions o… read more »