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Am I settling for something I don't want just because it seems easier?

I went to the dentist the other day (I know my life is absolutely fabulous 😆). Don't worry, there won't be anything grueling in here involving a drill. It was just a check-up and it was actually just fine. But that was the thing. It was fine - at best -. One might argue that it was less than fine. Okay, I'm not living in some fantasy world where we all skip down to the dentist whistling our favorite tune. Going to the dentist is one of those musts we can't really get around if we want healthy teeth. But still, does it have to be fine (at best)?

Is it time to let go of the 9-5 workday?

Imagine that it's 11 am. You've had the rare opportunity to stay in bed as long as you want today and you're now ready to start your day. You grab a bite to eat, a coffee perhaps, and you start work. You're still a bit sluggish and maybe procrastinate a bit. If you could have it your way, this time would be spent socializing with friends. After 3 PM you come alive and get into the flow to do some work. Working form home, you prefer to work at night and you easily stay productive until midnight.

Procrastination: The benefit of a simple practice to gently put aside procrastination

I used to be a perfectionist. My perfectionism led to crippling procrastination in the past and a lot of (what in hindsight I can only call) self-sabotage. Like when I tried to learn "how to be an entrepreneur" off the internet for nearly a year while I was unemployed and before I started my first business 4 years ago. Or how I tried to learn about marketing and messaging by reading blog after blog but never sent out a single social post or email myself.

Resting doesn't only mean sleeping

How do you feel about midday naps?

Some people love them and never skip their powernap or that good old siesta. Other people are just put off by napping of any kind because they just can't seem to calm their mind long enough to actually fall asleep or because somehow it feels wrong or wasteful to nap in the middle of the day. 

"So, what do you do?" Oh god noooo, don't talk to me, aaaaaah!

DISC training, personality assessments, negotiation courses, debate workshops, quizzes to find out "What *personality/leader/unicorn* type are you?"; I've pretty much done it all. Somewhere deep down, I used to feel that I was a bad communicator. People never seemed to "get" me and the blanc stare was an ever-present danger that needed to be avoided at all cost. Maybe that's part of the reason why I didn't like being in unknown social situations. Like me at a party when someone asks "So, what do you do?" [Oh god noooo, don't talk to me, aaaaaah!] 

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