January 22, 2021

The Edition: No. 192

The Edition: No. 192

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. // William Feather

+ Overcoming common productivity fails in the age of COVID-19.

+ This green Donna Morgan sheath is perfect for the office (and <$40).

+ Whatever happened to Nanette Lepore?

+ BR’s Luxe Lounge collection is amazing.  This shirttail tee is fab.

+ 10 Remote Interview Questions You Need to Be Ready For.

+ Ann Taylor has gorgeous work pants in teal-green and lake blue.

+ How to opt out of pre-screened credit card offers.

+ Dry hair? Don’t sleep on Olaplex’s Holiday Hair Fix Kit. It will sell out.

+ 865,000 women left the workforce last month. Sheryl Sandberg tells company’s to step up to protect their female employees.

+ The Drop’s staple pieces are worth a look. This sweatshirt dress is amazing.

+ Millenials are trying to shake the stigma of moving back home.

+ J.Crew has amazing jewelry right now. This long pearl necklace is perfection.

Long Read. No one likes a mad woman; but rage can drive progress.

Last week was just off the rails.  I had multiple written deliverables that forced three all-nighters.  Nothing else got accomplished. And all of the productivity and confidence that had been built the week before was just dashed.

Right now, I’m working 80-hours a week.  It’s not sustainable.  So when I saw this on Pinterest, it really hit me hard.  The truth is that while I am in my office 80-hours a week, I am not working 80-hours.  Like many of us, I am sitting, trying to force myself to work probably 25% of that time, maybe more.

So yesterday, when I felt like I was dragging myself along and accomplishing nothing, I decided to take a break.  I went on a walk. I played with my dog.  I cleaned my bedroom.  I just stopped trying to force it.  And unsurprisingly, things went a lot better.

We’re all depleted right now.  Nothing is how it would normally be.  And we need to mold our habits and patterns to fit how our daily lives look now.  I feel like I’ve been fighting the changes, trying to keep things as they were, and it’s just not working.  It’s time to build a new way.

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