Systems: Implementing Office Hours

Last year, I piloted the idea of hosting Office Hours and I was surprised at how popular my Office Hours were within my work community. Office Hours are an expectation within the academic community and I can remember sitting with my professors for tutoring, to discuss gaining their support for my job hunting efforts, and…

Planning Your Life Using Hotspots

Caption: I decided to separate my personal phone from my business phone. Personal Phone is an iPhone 6S, business phone is a Blackberry Classic.  I came across this idea of “hotspots” on the A Life of Productivity Blog. I like hotspots, because rather than using abstract descriptors for the areas of our lives, it uses…

Note To Self: You Are A Human

“’No’ is a complete sentence.” – Anne Lamott I had to have a real talk with myself this week and the subject of that talk was “you are a human.”  When you spend so much time fighting for the humanity of others, you can sometimes treat yourself inhumane!  As a human, I need sleep (at…