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How to save time by simplifying

How to save time by simplifying

Should I write first or do mindfulness? Should I respond to emails that are piling up or write? Should I check social media or do something more productive? Should I exercise or grade papers? Those might be some of the decisions you need to make at the beginning of...

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Doing meaningful work through volunteering

Doing meaningful work through volunteering

In this post, I describe how my desire to do meaningful work has shaped my career and a recent volunteer activity. I briefly recount an experience I had this summer that brought me great joy because it hit a "10" in my own doing-meaningful-work scale. Finally, I...

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Why we worry and how to worry less

Why we worry and how to worry less

I want to worry less. Are you with me?! This is me The other day, I crossed a small group pre-schoolers walking outside with their teacher. They were taking a slow stroll along the sidewalk of a quiet street on a sunny morning. "Watch out," cautioned the teacher. "Be...

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When values and habits don’t align

When values and habits don’t align

Purpose Inspires. Values Guide. Habits Define. - Adam Fridman I've been working on changing my ways. Not all of them, of course: 'just' the ones that trip me up constantly. One of these is when my actions don't reflect my values. In this blog post, I'm skipping past...

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How do you think about achievement?

How do you think about achievement?

Achieving: Too much of a "good" thing Achieving is really important to me. In the world of CliftonStrengths, 'Achiever' is in my top 5. This basically means it's my way of being and my default. My need for achievement (ticking both big and small things off my to-do...

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