productivity

  • Conquering Stress and Getting Organized

    I’ve been really struggling with managing stress recently. I’m not going to dwell on this too much here, but as I mentioned previously, I had an MRI last month. The news was not terrible, but it wasn’t good, either—the pituitary tumor I had removed in 2014 has recurred. It is benign, so that’s good news. But if it’s left alone, it can really screw up my endocrine system, my vision,…

  • FiYoCrapMo Year 2: Finishing more crap

    Last year I posted about why I don’t usually participate in NaNoWriMo, simply because I can’t keep up with that sort of pace without completely burning out (and, since my health problems started, making myself so sick I can’t function for the rest of the month). What I did last year, though, was follow this advice and treat November as FiYoCrapMo—short for “Finish Your Crap Month.” In looking back at my…