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How to Inspire and Encourage Yourself Past a Procrastinating Funk

What are foolproof ways you get your butt into gear?


I’m not talking about motivation, although getting one’s butt into gear does require that. What I’m talking about is hard-hitting, reality check, self-instigated, omg-how-did-I-forget-how-urgent-this-is antidote to procrastination? (A.K.A. how to motivate yourself to keep writing even when you no longer want to.)

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Announcing TheRightTea Blend

We at TheRightMargin take our beverages seriously, so when our founder Shivani suggested making a custom tea blend and having jars o’ the stuff handy as our ‘swag’, we couldn’t resist trying out a few tea blends (with scones of course!), and then picking the winner.

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Writing to Practice Thankfulness

To combat this world that distracts us at every turn (and because I’m firmly in the multitasking-doesn’t-work camp), I’ve been trying to read a book in the last hour or so of my day rather than doing work or reading on my laptop. (War and Peace, no matter how much I read of you, you never get shorter.)

I’m in this flow to remind my brain of how to focus on one thing, and because I read the Medium article The Two Habits That Changed My Life. This article simultaneously reminded me of my love for reading, and also my feeling of shame when I can’t finish a New Yorker article due to my short attention span (what happened to the days I could read all day and all night without budging?)

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TheRightTeam: Meet Christine Lee, UX Designer

Christine Lee, UX Designer at TheRightMargin (TRM), talks about how she got into design and how to work with a small and remote team. She’s in the research phase of her first book, a fictional memoir. Her favorite books include “Brave New World” and “The Phantom Tollbooth”; she is currently reading Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina”.

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Reading can Build Empathy

I read an article titled “How Reading A Book Can Help Us Love Our Fellow Humans” by Sarah Kovak the other day and marveled at its claim: that reading can increase empathy. Just one story, one book can be powerful enough to cause changes in brain function and structure? This could seem obvious to some, since some books can be “life-changing”, but on a scientific level, I think this is a bold claim.

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