“If you can’t do it now, looking at it won’t help you do it later. Looking at it will only make you tired.” ~Jane Allen Petrick
“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.” ~Somerset Maugham
It’s easy to neglect yourself under the deadline pressure of a busy semester and writing deadlines. So during a recent presentation on delightful work/life integration for a group of graduate students, I stressed the importance of self care to support creativity and stamina in the academic life. And that’s when one of the students asked,
“What counts as basic self care?” Continue reading
Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. In my experience, anxiety seems to be quite prevalent among academics. What’s interesting is how some people are really bothered by the experience, and others aren’t. One difference? Mindfulness. Continue reading
Brene Brown’s 2010 book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Your Guide to A Wholehearted Life, seems thematic as I’ve taken a month’s break from the blog. Oddly enough, part of the delay was a bout of perfectionism over a book review that I’m not posting (at least not yet).