Quit complaining. Start learning

I’ve done a lot of complaining today. I’m certainly not the only one, though. I’m one of many people complaining about the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. But enough now. It’s time to quit complaining and start learning. Why? Because complaining is pointless. It achieves nothing. All it does is make me […]

Be polite. It helps

I frequently tease my colleagues for being too polite. The conversation goes something like this: Colleague: Chris, do you possibly have time to review this for me? I hope it’s not too much trouble. Me: You really don’t need to be so polite. Reviewing your work is literally my job.  It’s light-hearted. We have a […]

Screw perfection – write that post

I have a problem when it comes to blogging: I want every post to matter. In that respect, I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I don’t want to write something that’s not worthy of having being written. And that’s a little ridiculous. I can identify three reasons this is problematic: I don’t know what is meaningful […]

Identifying negative routine

For a very long time, I’ve thought that I am not a creature of habit. I claim to dislike routine and repetitive tasks and prefer to keep my life in a manageable state of chaos. I’ve now realised, however, that I don’t not have routine. I have negative routine. I don’t normally make my bed […]