I should meditate tonight. Even just five minutes would help. Really, the time would be totally worth it, because I'd be more relaxed, more focused and more productive for the other 1335 minutes of the day. But I really don't have time. The dishes still need to be done. And… Continue Reading 'Why I Can't Meditate'
To many, ADHD means you can't pay attention. While that's true, there are other parts to it. To me, this ADHD Acrostic I came up with illustrates all that I struggle with: Anger Distraction Hyperfocus Depression One of the more surprising parts (to me) of that is 'anger' aspect. I… Continue Reading 'How ADHD Affects Me'
Zen Pencils always gets me thinking. Even when a comic doesn't quite strike the mark at first, it inevitably comes back to enlighten me. This adaption of John Green's words is one of those that I had to chew on a bit before it finally hit home. I've focused myself… Continue Reading 'Make Gifts for People'
1. Start small, real small 2. The first year or two will be filled with a lot of work and only a little reward 3. Chasing your dreams is really, really inconvenient 4. Some days you just don't want to chase your dreams 5. Grow your dream a little bit… Continue Reading '10 lessons parenthood has taught me about chasing my dreams'
It may seem like a contradiction, but sometimes setting too specific of goals will bind you in and make achieving a target too difficult. Instead, setting a vague goal allows you the flexibility needed in order to achieve it. For example, as a parent, finding time and energy to exercise… Continue Reading 'Don't set too specific of goals'
One of the hardest parts about frustration is how addictive it is. While there a tips and tricks to being less frustrated with situations, a lot of times being frustrated is a "happier" state than getting down on yourself about complaining too much. As easy as it is… Continue Reading 'Overcoming Frustration'
A few months back I wrote about Putting Happiness First. It's easy to write about changing something, but the real work comes with actually doing it. To help with actually putting happiness first, I've been thinking a lot about steps I can take to achieve happiness. These are my thoughts.… Continue Reading 'Some Steps to Putting Happiness First'
My mom recently sharedan article about developing an artistic style via simplificationwith me. While the content of the post focuses on art, I really think the points it made relate to the tech industry as well. Take the second paragraph: "…what I’m seeing, over and over, from artists… Continue Reading 'The Art of Simplifying'
I get frustrated a lot. This is a good thing and it’s a bad thing. It’s good because it pushes me to always improve. It’s bad because I spend a lot of my time annoyed at people. I’ve been working harder lately to limit my complaints… Continue Reading 'Putting Happiness First'
The thing about to-do lists and prioritizing and just forcing yourself to do something is that it’s nearly impossible to do. Making yourself do hard work when your mind needs something else is like trying to push two similar polarities of a magnet together. Try as you may, you’… Continue Reading 'Understanding your system.'
I think I've been diagnosed with minor ADHD and minor depression. I officially went to a Psychologist and took a round of tests, and he concluded that I have minor ADHD because I was slow on one of the tests. It feels meaningless to be diagnosed with something just because… Continue Reading 'The Problem with Diagnoses'