Mindfulness Without Meditation: Knitting

I know several people who swear by meditating. In fact, Carylyne is one such person, and she recently detailed her journey with transcendental meditation. A Love and Hate Relationship with Meditation For me, I’ve tried to make a habit of meditating in the past. A few years ago, I set a goal, installed the HeadspaceContinue reading “Mindfulness Without Meditation: Knitting”

What Home Alone Teaches Us About Pre and Procrastination

Since this holiday season has been quieter than most, I’ve taken advantage of the extra time to re-watch holiday classics like It’s a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Home Alone. While my intention wasn’t to do close readings of the films for precrastination and procrastination examples, I couldn’t help but find that HomeContinue reading “What Home Alone Teaches Us About Pre and Procrastination”

What Skee-Ball Taught Me About Procrastinating

Fun fact: Skee-Ball was one of the first ticket-redemption arcade games; you roll a ball up an incline and try to get it to drop into one of several holes, preferably one worth lots of points so you win lots of tickets. Before air miles, I had arcade tickets When I was a kid, ourContinue reading “What Skee-Ball Taught Me About Procrastinating”

Do Precrastinators Get a Bad Rap?

Having long considered myself to be a precrastinator, I’m often surprised by how few people have heard the term. More surprising is the way it’s talked about by those who do know the term. The Precrastinatory Habits of Highly Effective People When I first saw precrastination referenced, I viewed it as a bit of aContinue reading “Do Precrastinators Get a Bad Rap?”

Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Relationships

Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our relationships and social lives. Scheduling a catch-up with someone you don’t want to see just to get it over with. Ending a relationship in order to preempt an inevitable break-up later. Arriving early to an event evenContinue reading “Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Relationships”

Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Work

Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our work lives. Launching a new initiative before it’s ready, leading to confusion or problems that need to be resolved. Being the first to jump in to answer a question, without taking the time to think it throughContinue reading “Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Work”

Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Health

Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our health and well-being; all of them are habits we’re trying to break. Exercising through an injury to get the workout in, even if it might mean exacerbating an injury and taking longer to recover. Increasing weights, resistance,Continue reading “Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Health”

Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Life

Yes, precrastination has its downsides. Below are ten ways our precrastination gets the best of us in our day-to-day lives. Eating food before it cools down. Going to the store for one item without checking first to see what else is needed. Being the first to volunteer and ending up with way too much toContinue reading “Slow Down! Precrastinatory Habits to Break — Life”

Our Favorite Business Startup Books

As we work on our own start-up, we often draw inspiration and new ideas from business books that we read. Here are some of our favorites from recent (and not so recent) years. If you’re thinking about starting a business or are curious about other entrepreneurs’ journeys, we hope you’ll enjoy these as much asContinue reading “Our Favorite Business Startup Books”

Precrastinating Through the Holidays

There’s nothing I love more than hosting family and friends for festive meals. That said, I also recognize that doing so causes immense amounts of stress as I try to plan every detail. This year, the holidays look different, as we won’t be celebrating with anyone outside of our household, but we still want toContinue reading “Precrastinating Through the Holidays”