How do you differentiate between work that is hard because it’s complex and challenging, vs work that requires a large volume of labour?
People often think hobbies are for kids, or retired people; for people who have holidays that aren’t really conference travel, … More
We are still having discourse about who should be productive, who doesn’t need to be productive, how to be productive in the plague times, and it’s all very confusing. While there are some Objectively Bad Takes, there are also just a lot of conflicting views that are mostly confusing because they all assume we know what productivity is and what it looks like… and I’m really not sure we do.
A couple of weeks ago, I actually did that thing on a Monday where you look at all your emails, … More
So often people talk about ‘boundaries’ like they are unfortunate, negative, limitations. ‘Having boundaries’ is all about saying ‘no’ and … More
As someone who had a pretty efficient work-life balance system, before COVID made everything happen on a computer in my … More
All of this works because we start doing the work. By not delaying the real work through endless reading and procrastination, we start working towards our end goal, in ways that actually contribute to our goals. That is, we start making words on the page that can be added to and refined until you have enough good enough words to submit a passable PhD thesis.
But I’m just submitting my third book manuscript in a year (not to mention a book chapter, two commissioned poems, a book review, some peer reviews, and a short non-fiction piece that I also submitted in the last 12 months). So it’s not that I’m excluded from super-productivity, it’s that I’m benefiting from it and succeeding at it and I’m concerned by it.
Inger just wrote a really good post over on the Thesis Whisperer blog, about how, right now, we are in … More
Lots of people are suddenly having to transition to working from home at the moment, and responses have been mixed. … More