These are the habits that keep me cool in the heat of constant deadlines

A clear hourglass with red sand.
A clear hourglass with red sand.
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Deadlines can be a major stressor in our lives — whether it’s a school assignment, a project at work, or a bill to pay, we have never-ending to-do lists with ever-tightening deadlines.

Even the word ‘deadline’ itself has an anxiety-inducing (and controversial) history. A “dead line” was a line drawn within or around a prison that if a prisoner passed, they were at risk of being shot. Passing a deadline literally meant doing something deadly.

Today, we are lucky that deadlines refer to something entirely different and although missing a deadline is not often thought of as life-threatening, we can’t…


It’s more than just finding a killer job.

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Graduating from college is a major accomplishment.

You’ve spent years working to get to this point. The number of hours spent studying for exams, writing papers, and building relationships has resulted in one hell of a mental growth spurt. You’ve come so far.

At your graduation, you listened to speeches, most of which were geared towards being successful, reaching your full potential, and following your passion (among other things). Maybe these speeches inspired you, reminding you of all the possibilities to come. Or maybe you were hit with the reality that this chapter in your life is closing, and you’re…


For all the serial plant killers out there.

Black thumb: a notable inability to make plants grow: a tendency to fail as a gardener (Merriam-Webster)

Do you marvel at the sight of fresh, luscious greenery in the windows of your neighbors, but when you attempt ‘the plant life’, you end up with yellow, shriveled leaves? Do you search the internet far and wide for solutions to your serial-killer tendencies when it comes to plants? With so many plants available on the market, it’s easy to get caught up in what’s popular, or prettiest, without first considering which plants will actually thrive in your environment (and which ones won’t…

Celia G

Lover of plants, cats and chocolate.

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