and Going Back to Self Care/Productivity Basics

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I had solid systems and routines in my “regular” go-to-work-go-back-home life. I didn’t realize how strongly everything depended on that structure. When the structure broke down, so did my productivity… then self upkeep… then morale… then, ultimately, me. 😩

I didn’t want to move. I didn’t want to think. I…

my 4 years of brute forcing it and how i’m fixing that 😩

A girl thinking hard about zero waste tips: buying in bulk, bringing your own grocery bag, and only using reusable utensils

In 2015, I was introduced to “zero waste.” Officially, it’s:

“A set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean.” —

Symbolically…

We’re talking all the goodies — personal finance, self help, relationships, memoirs…

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There’s this quote my 7th grade Language Arts teacher had us thinking about, it’s by Einstein:

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Y’all I can’t remember what I had for dinner a few days ago but, years later, I still remember this.

These are 4 main changes you might experience once you start work…

1. More Targeted Problems to Solve

“Redesign Youtube.” “Create a recipe app for millennials.” “Design a health app.”

In classes and internships, my assignments typically spanned months in time and covered every step in the design process. The deliverable could look like 30+ screens.

Pamela Hu

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