The last eleven months of the pandemic have played havoc with my sleep. It’s typical for me to wake up at some point during the night and then roll over and go back to sleep. In pandemic times, there are times I wake up wired, and just know I won’t be falling back to sleep. Here are some things I do when I can’t sleep:Continue reading “10 things I do when I can’t sleep: Pandemic edition”
Rolling past nine months of working at home during a pandemic has been a lesson in maintaining productivity for me. For years, I would pride myself on being able to spend the day writing, head to the gym, then come home and write some more until it was time to sleep. Rinse. Repeat.
The pandemic changed all that for me (and lots of others too). Here are some things I do to maintain my productivity during this time:Continue reading “My search for peak productivity in a pandemic”
Like many folks, 2020 was a trying time for me because of the pandemic. I’ve stepped back and now realize everything I have to be thankful for personally and professionally. There were a few low points during the height of the pandemic, mind you.
I leave 2020 full of hopes for 2021, including:Continue reading “My hopes for 2021”
I’ve been working from home off and on for much of my career. Pre-COVID, I would have said I like the option to work from either home or office depending on things like what I had to do that day. I just took a job that is full-time remote so that option is off the table.
Here are some ways I’m changing up my remote work routine:Continue reading “Changing up my remote work routine”
Like a lot of people, I’m ready for this dreadful year to end. I was really feeling fried during my last week or so of work. Throughout the pandemic from almost day 1, I’ve been keeping a list of things that have been bringing me a wee bit of joy during the lonely and frustrating times of this crisis. Here they are in no particular order:Continue reading “20 things that brought me a little joy during the pandemic in 2020”