The world-wide-web is saturated with advice on “How To Be Productive” or “How To Improve Your Productivity.”
Sometimes I wonder why this much content on productivity? Why are people interested in doing more? Why are we interested in other people’s productivity routines? And why do we beat ourselves down when we aren’t productive?
If you’ve had a chance to check these “How To Be Productive” advice articles/videos you may recognize that several of them go a little something like this:
Multitasking is a myth.
Most of us may think that we can do multiple things at once and convincing ourselves that we can kill two birds with one stone. But in reality, we really can’t.
We just don’t have that capacity. Unless you count breathing and texting at the same time as multitasking, then a majority of us have defied science.
So don’t kid yourself if you think you are this super multitasker” because our brains are not able to do these kinds of activities.
You are actually just doing one task and going to the next without finishing any…
Suppose you’ve read any of my blog posts. In that case, you may have noticed that I often write about loneliness and relationships…as if I was some kind of expert.
The truth is that I am not an expert in anything except for being a human. An emotional human being, to be exact. I feel a lot. Over the past couple of years, I realized that my feelings are not abnormal but that many other people like myself go through the same experiences. This includes feelings of loneliness, being misunderstood, and even the struggles of living through life.
Making friends as an adult is difficult and don’t even get me started talking about loneliness because I know the feeling all too well.
Too many times, I’ve asked myself the same questions over and over.
Why is it hard to make friends?
Am I doing something wrong?
Do I smell bad?
Is it my personality? The way I look?
Am I too selective?
Seriously, what is it?
To make friends, I’ve tried several things. I’ve created my own Meet-Up group, invited strangers to meet up, tried out Bumble BFF, and even asked a Starbucks barista if they wanted to…
Remote meetings are still relatively new to me. I’ve only been doing it for about a year or so.
But no one told me how to be in a virtual meeting.
Do I have to have my camera on?
Am I speaking?
Do I have to prepare anything?
So far, I’ve just been playing these virtual meetings by ear. With no one calling me out yet.
But I’m here to lay down the rules based on both my experience and research. No more looking like a dumbass; I’m not necessarily talking about you; it’s more about me.
Mind you that…
For most of my life, “Nothing is impossible if you work hard enough…” is a saying that was tattooed into my psyche.
Yet, through personal experience, I know now that being hardworking is not all it is cut out to be.
The reality is, sometimes working hard isn’t enough, and chronic workaholism can be detrimental in the long run. If you aim for success and glory, whatever that may look like to you, know that working hard is part of it and not all of it.
Hustle culture (aka “Burnout Culture,” “Workaholism,” or “Toxic Productivity”) is all about constantly working…
What do you feel when you hear the words “mental health”?
What is it and why do most people avoid talking about it?
Also, why is there more of a need for mental health awareness and services in the year 2020?
I find it quite fascinating that for many years mental health was put on the back burner. Not many people wanted to talk about it. Not many people wanted to acknowledge its existence. Not many people wanted to even know about it.
Now, I see mental health and wellness all across social media platforms and how important…
Most of us will go through this experience at least once in our life. A bad situation can range from being in a bad relationship, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, a toxic work environment, etc. The spectrum of bad situations is broad.
Sometimes it’s a Catch-22.
What’s a “Catch-22”?
According to Wikipedia, A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules or limitations. Kind of like applying to an entry-level job when the employer asks for 5–10 years of experience. …
Since the beginning, working remotely was a challenge for me. After all, I’m an active girl who very quickly gets distracted. Working from home was not my space and I kind of already knew that. I enjoy office banter. I like to greet my coworkers whenever I pass them by and ask them how they are doing. I even enjoy bringing people delicious snacks so we can all hang out and enjoy break time together. This was all pre-COVID, by the way.
In fact, the majority of my social interactions happen at work. Outside work, I don’t have a social…
Most people don’t go into relationships thinking about the end.
But not me.
The problem with me is that with any potential relationship that comes my way, I’m already thinking about how it will end, whose going to end it, and what I have to do to get them to call the relationship “quits” so that I don’t have to. Because confrontation is not my thing.
I’m that ghost who will ghost you if I’m not having a good time. I am also the one who will stay away from you for as long as I can if you piss…
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