Tag: Anxiety

  • Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia: “No One Understands You And What To Do About It”

    Marginalia is a regular series on Toward Vandalia in which I review the books I’m reading and unpack their most valuable lessons. Today I’m looking at No One Understands You And What To Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson. Heidi Grant Halvorson is the Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia Business […]

  • I Felt As If I Was On Solid Ground

    I Felt As If I Was On Solid Ground

    I recently received the official word that I have been accepted to complete my PhD at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). This is the happy result of over a year of legwork that included choosing my research topic, composing my research proposal and endearing myself to the faculty by assisting with teaching. I completed […]

  • Prioritize And Contextualize Your To-Do List

    An integral part of whatever productivity system you decide to establish is a mechanism for managing all of the tasks that you’ll have on your plate at any one time. Some will call this ‘task management’ and employ any number of synced apps or custom systems to stay across everything. Others will go the pen-and-notecard […]

  • Build A Custom ‘Inflow’ To Stay On Top Of Things

    The internet is full of interesting things (including this blog!). So many interesting things, in fact, that the line between staying informed and falling into a bottomless pit of distraction is sometimes difficult to distinguish. How can you stay on top of the things that matter most to you and avoid the distraction trap? By […]

  • Coping With Ignorance, Better Brainstorming, A Ticking Clock

    This weekend: cope with not being the smartest person in the room, execute better (and less painful) group brainstorming sessions and get served constant reminders of your mortality (in the name of wasting less time, naturally). 7 Tips for Working With People Who Are Smarter Than You (via) We’re not always going to be the […]