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Are Your Days All a Blur? Here’s How to Change That.

One day bleeds into the next. Time feels hazy and surreal. Multiple friends have told me that, as a result of the coronavirus lockdowns, they no longer have any real sense for what day of the week it is.  One hypothesis for why we’re feeling this way is that many normal markers of time no longer exist. Maybe you used…

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Working From Home and Dealing with “Lifestyle Experts”

Before anything, for all of the below the most important thing is this: Don’t judge yourself! What we are experiencing with COVID-19 is anything but normal. All kinds of experts (me included) are going to offer all kinds of advice for what to do with hours at home. Take what is helpful, throw out what…

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The Best Routine, According to Science

At the end of last year, Marina Koren wrote in The Atlantic that, “My mornings are the messiest part of my day. I do not rise and shine. Instead, I hit snooze on the alarm and throw the covers over my head.”This, Koren goes on, causes her distress because “it never seems to be the case with other people’s morning routine.”…

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