How was your week, friends? I started it by being snowed in at my friend’s cabin (#notcomplaining), had date night at my favorite plant-based cafe in the Twin Cities, and this weekend we’re going to lay low after six week of non-stop travel, holidays, and parties. I am so looking forward to doing laundry and cleaning out the front closet!
Also! Three little housekeeping updates!
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I’m co-working with my best friend on a sunny Tuesday, drinking coffee on her couch, and sifting through my inbox.
She walks behind me on her way to the kitchen and glances at my screen. “You know you can just click on that little arrow to read the next email, right?” she says as she rinses out her mug. “You don’t have to keep going back to your inbox.”
What now? My email-reading life = changed. Productivity = upped. With an afterthought of a comment, my friend significantly improved my work life.
And I’m sure she nearly didn’t tell me because she thought her suggestion was too obvious.
We’re all guilty of this, right? Discounting our knowledge because it has become so ingrained in our everyday life that we assume everybody else knows that thing or has that skill set.
How was your week, friends? I got to meet a friend’s new puppy (named Debra!!), gave a workshop on workshops, and as you read this, I’m holed up in a cabin with girlfriends and no internet and it is glorious!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. It’s January 17th and you’re 17 days into your new habit. You’re feeling pretty smug about being the sort of person who works out every morning, calls your senator every day, inserts-wholesome-activity-here.
In fact, you’re pretty sure that in four days you’ll cross over into the promised land of Established Habit! 21 days to a new you and all that, right?* So when you wake up to an overcast sky or an empty fridge, you’re not too worried about – just this once! – not going to the gym. Or not calling your elected officials. Or not eating breakfast sitting down. It’s just for today! You’ve been so good! Surely you can take a day off! Of course you can. But here’s the thing: When we do something today, we’re making it easier to do it again tomorrow. Click To Tweet
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