Archive for December 2009

Slowing down for the new year

I like the quiet slow week that eases me from Christmas into New Year’s. I spent a day and a half in Sebastopol, one of my favorite places. It’s an environment conducive to slowing down—to the degree that I found myself doing things like setting my wallet on the bakery counter and then wandering away. […]

How to juggle multiple projects with more happiness, less stress

Second in a two-part series! Wherein I (a) use a helpful structure to explore how I could get what I need, and at the same time (b) see what it’s like to do things just-enough. I don’t have to be a perfectionist all the time.* What I want: I’d like to enjoy those Big Projects […]

How to write a blog post, fast (for perfectionists)

Elsewhere* on the interwebs, I’ve been exploring how I might get a blog post up faster than usual this week, even in the midst of juggling other Very Big Projects. It occurred to me that these same explorations might themselves make a good post. Here are my musings, posted almost verbatim, as an experiment in […]