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writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

Happy first Monday of May! Let's chat about mindful priorities today. In my view, there are 3 states of productivity: the first is a positive Flow State - you're getting things done AND enjoying the work. The second is when you're getting things done (maybe it's mostly admin tasks/busywork) but you're not in the mood… Continue reading writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

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writing || life during COVID-19

Today is the start of week 5 in this new reality. I keep catching myself saying "this all happened so fast", only to immediately disagree with myself. It didn't happen fast, it just happened in exponential increments, and depending on what camp of people you're in you would have been alarmed at different stages. Here's… Continue reading writing || life during COVID-19

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lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

WORK FROM HOME strategies coming your way! When I came home to begin our daily routine of social distancing, online courses and facetiming friends instead of seeing them, I set the first two days aside as Transition Time. I sat down with my bullet journal and planned out what I needed to stay happy and… Continue reading lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

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writing || quick note | reality is what you are living

I've had so many mixed feelings ever since this all started but have also taken it as an opportunity to work on my mental "narratives" without the distraction of my relationships or external obligations. Here's one thing I've been telling myself a lot lately. In fact, I first posted it over on Instagram but felt… Continue reading writing || quick note | reality is what you are living

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lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

This has been a strange week. The COVID-19 pandemic has been escalating around the world for a while now, but this was the first week where it seemed to penetrate our university's walls. By Thursday and Friday, everyone was talking about what would happen before St. Patties went down on Saturday (St. Patrick's day is… Continue reading lifestyle || podcast recommendations for your home isolation

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writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth

We're human. 🙂 Sometimes we waste our time. Other times, we do too much and get overwhelmed. Sometimes we sleep in (I did today lol), other times we go to bed too late. And sometimes we just plain fail. If you're very conscientious, sensitive, or a perfectionist, these small moments of failure can push down… Continue reading writing || strategies to cope with fluctuations of self-worth

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lifestyle || mental health strategies for students

Reality is what you are living, not what you are planning for. Highs and lows are a part of being human, and one of the best ways to make use of all those states is to write about how they feel. When I'm sad, I describe how and why. When I'm happy, I journal about… Continue reading lifestyle || mental health strategies for students

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writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

I originally wrote this post for publishing on a conference blog at my university. I'm not that happy with how it turned out, but in the interest of writing more consistently, and learning from my mistakes, I figured I'd share it anyways. Enjoy! When Leonardo DiCaprio said, “sell me this pen” in the iconic scene… Continue reading writing || so you want to tell a story: brands and individuals you can learn from

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writing || asking the right questions

On a superficial level, I like asking questions. They're easy. They're painless. They take little effort on my part. When I'm nervous speaking, they give me a break to collect and attend to what little insecurities have bubbled up over the course of a conversation. And most of all, they make people like me more.… Continue reading writing || asking the right questions

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writing || On the 9 to 5

The Queen's Solar Design Team's retrofitted autonomous home on campus. Three months ago, I started my first 9 to 5 job. I'm working as the business manager for the Queen's Solar Design Team, which is a self-managed design team operating out of the engineering department. It forms part of a "Summer Work Experience Program" that… Continue reading writing || On the 9 to 5