Zoom Fatigue: Why Online Meetings Suck

So, this article on USA Today was written about Zoom fatigue and it says that we are all exhausted by the end of Zoom meetings because we’re all just oh so pressured at the thought of attending a meeting with so many people. Because I guess the writer never worked in corporate America.

That’s not why Zoom fatigue exists. We get Zoom fatigue for the same fucking reason we all hate going to in-person meetings: because most people can’t run a fucking meeting if their lives depended upon it.

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Productivity Powerhouse

I’ve learned to make what other people generally consider shortcomings into my superpowers. I talk about it in my book Kill Something and Drag It Home. I do not believe that we have to let diagnoses fully define who we are. Does it affect who we are? Sure. It is part of who we are, but it doesn’t have to own us. I am diagnosed with both complex post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder…and I am (usually…like anyone else, I can have my days that suck) a productivity powerhouse.

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Sweatpants Unicorn Life Quotes

Quarantine life has turned me into a sweatpants unicorn. Well, sort of…at least for the last few days. I haven’t wanted to get out of my Rugrats Halloween sweatpants. I’m all about that spooky season. I’m often called a unicorn because I’m one of the few who managed to make the work from home life work long-term. So, sweatpants unicorn life it is. Here are some quotes that helped me get here.

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6 Key Lessons for Living a Happier Life

I have CPTSD…and I am not one for beating around the bush. And I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to feel miserable forever. While I recognize that there are days that just suck and that brain chemistry can have something to do with that, we also have free will. We also have the ability to make a decision to do something different and begin the process of rewiring the brain. And, no, that doesn’t make it easy. That doesn’t make every day full of sunshine and butterflies. Some days still fucking suck. But we do not have to live every day like in misery.

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5 Pieces of Advice for New Freelancers

I pride myself on being a practical person. A lot of people are going to discover during this pandemic that lack of time isn’t their issue. Clearly, I am not talking about those who are furloughed from their full-time employer. By the way, if you are a freelancer or 1099 employee in the US, you do qualify to file for unemployment. If you’re a brand new freelancer or you thought about starting your own business and your main complaint was how you didn’t have time because you were sooooooo busy, congratulations…unless you are an essential employee or you’re violating the stay home, stay safe practices, you have time! So, here are my five practical pieces of advice for new freelancers.

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