Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Tips for Avoiding Distractions

Everyone has a kryptonite, whether it be friends, Netflix, or demanding siblings, that can completely derail productive plans. In university, being responsible for determining so much of your day’s content exacerbates the struggle of staying focused. Unless you’re an engineering…

Winter is leaching me of my creative juices

Foil lit under a blue light.
Winter got me seeing all shades of blue

If ever we had to designate a time of the year that made people feel the most “BLAH,” it would be around now. The dreary weather and post-holiday lull make for a very uninspiring landscape that certainly do not help to foster creativity. I too fall prey to the monotony that is the mid-winter blues. (Is it even mid-winter? Realistically, has it even been a true winter this year? Are we feeling the ramifications of global warming? All good questions). Feeling like a sad, deflated, grey-tinged marshmallow, I can get really unmotivated to deal with work and school – which can be quite problematic at the start of a new semester. However, I have a few tricks to try and inspire creativity and productivity: