Photo Friday: Army National Guard’s Birthday

Photo courtesy of http://www.sandboxx.us On this day in 1636, the National Guard, a branch of the U.S. Army, was established.

Quick Note: Persistence

It can be hard to keep going if you feel stuck in a rut or can’t seem to make something work. You can easily overlook what you have accomplished when you brood too long on your setbacks. Roadblocks are inevitable. Sometimes you might feel like a failure, but that’s only true if you quit. As…

Quick Note: Take Time to Zone Out

When you’re staring down a problem and can’t seem to move beyond it, purposefully zone out. If you let your mind wander, you might stumble upon a solution. Research suggests that mentally pulling away can boost your creativity. You can also pull yourself away from the immediate task and focus on something else. That problem will…

Quick Note: Just Breathe–Expectations vs. Reality

Just breathe. When I typically see or hear this phrase, I roll my eyes. If you feel the same way, I understand. But before you dismiss this thought as some “eat pray love” BS, hear me out. When you’re feeling anxious, desperate, or up against a wall, sometimes the best thing to do is take…

15 Minutes a Day

Do you have a monumental task to accomplish, like building a new website, packing for a cross-country move, or applying for a new job? Big projects like these always overwhelm me. I was never much of a big-picture kind of person. I feel much more comfortable breaking things down into short, manageable tasks. You’ve probably…