Category Archives: Thoughts
A Little Patch of Blue

I was feeling overwhelmed on a particularly dark and cloudy day.  Even though it was late in the morning, it almost appeared to be dark outside.  It was very depressing as I was feeling the same way on the inside.  There was so much going on in my life and these dark clouds just added […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Free Time

I spent this past week on vacation.  The first part was over the holiday weekend, hanging out with our extended family in the mountains.  It was fun to catch up with family and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Although I enjoy traveling and seeing everyone, it’s really not relaxing to me.  I’m at a point in my […]

Mind on Fire!

Have you ever felt like your mind was on fire?  Thoughts coming at you so fast and connections forming that you can hardly keep track of them? I woke up early with a work problem on my mind… A very complex problem.  A problem I have been considering for a long time.  I really could […]

Quiet Confidence

Lack of confidence can be either an introverted or an extraverted issue.  People often associate confidence with extroversion, but many introverts also have a great deal of confidence. Unfortunately, many introverts also experience a lack of confidence, particularly in social situations. As an introvert, I have struggled with confidence myself at various times in my […]

Choose Not To Be Overwhelmed

Recently a friend has been stressed with the amount of work he has to do, “The emails never end, these deadlines are too tight, and there is no way to get all of my work done.”  Listening to him starts stressing me out.  However, I could say the same about my work.  I also have an endless […]

Keep Your Mind Clear

I am a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).  The GTD system has been very helpful for me as a way to look at what I have to do and get things organized into next steps.  I am not perfect at it and am forever tweaking it to work for me personally.  […]

Overthinking at Work?

  I am often accused of overthinking.  It comes in many forms. In a meeting, I may ask for some time to think when the rest of the group is ready to move forward with a decision.  Perhaps a coworker is waiting on me for a decision or specific task that I believe requires some […]

Overcoming Fear

As I am sitting here at my computer doing some work, I have a YouTube video playing in the background.  It is on overcoming fear, an ongoing goal of mine.  I have overcome many fears in the past few years and I am making progress toward overcoming others. The video I’m watching is a compilation […]

Challenge Those Negative Thoughts

I was asked to do a short training video and talk about the work I do at my company.  Just two or three minutes, so not a big deal.  I could have given the assignment to some one else, but I had not done this before so thought it would be a good experience. I […]

Sharing my thoughts more with others

I have been misunderstood by many for most of my life.  Much of the ranting and raving I do is inside my head where no one can see.  I have always assumed that people know how I feel and where I stand, but I have been realizing recently that this is not the case. While the […]