Quick Note: When You Know Better, Do Better

Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Perfection can be the enemy of good, great, or excellent. When you mess up, recognize your mistake, fix what you can, and move on. And try to avoid making the same mistake again. Don’t worry that…

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…