Perceptive Madness

Nia Lizia Carnelio
Every week I send out a new article that explores a new idea within books, freelancing, and pop culture. Free, non-spammy, and interesting.
Created 03 May 2021
  • You can't balance work and life on your own
    18 Jan 2022 • 6 min read
    Last week, I forgot to share this illustration I commissioned the ever-talented @saljoonie to make for my new year’s wish. So here it is today, more than two weeks later, because I am grateful for you...
  • What ordinary, everyday joy will you savour today?
    12 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 11 0
    You probably won’t remember much of today. Not unless something different or big or extraordinary happens. And you know what, that’s okay. That’s how the human mind is designed. Even though our brains...
  • Let's wrap it up — the best of 2021
    22 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 10 0
    Hello hello! 👋🏽 I know this is a day late — I’ve got nothing but a holiday brain to blame for that. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks finishing up work and still overshot my capacity by two days. ...
  • Stop feeling guilty about taking a vacation
    14 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Hello, hello! 👋🏽 Welcome to one of the last few editions of Perceptive Madness for 2021! This week, I'm writing to you from under a mountain of work. Why? I hear you ask (humour me). It's because I'...
  • Original ideas are overrated and nonexistent anyway
    07 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 11 0
    Lots of new readers have joined us since last week — welcome! 👋🏽 And a warm hello again to all my existing friends. We're a mighty little list of 200+ — that's almost the size of a small wedding in ...
  • Why you should read more fiction as an adult
    30 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 10 4
    A warm welcome to our new subscribers and hello again to all my old friends! 👋🏽 This is the twenty-fifth (25!) issue of Perceptive Madness — wild that I’ve been writing this for more than six months...
  • The Perfection Paralysis Paradox
    23 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 7 0
    Picture this. You have a task to do. One you've probably done a few times before. But you've placed high expectations on yourself. What if you don't meet those expectations (this time)? Heck, what if ...
  • Arts are why we continue to live
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 12 0
    Happy Tuesday, friends! 👋🏽 Sorry to have missed an issue last week. I got my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and it took me out for a good 48 hours there. Here's hoping that's the last time Mis...
  • Are comic books literature? Should they be?
    02 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 14 0
    A beginning, middle, and end. That's what makes a story a story. But then, what makes a story a piece of literature? My origin story During my BA in Literature, my professors had us analysing a wide r...
  • Why you need to ask for more money at work
    26 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 12 2
    Happy Tuesday! 👋🏽 A warm welcome to my new subscribers and a huge thank you to my old ones for sticking around while I took an impromptu hiatus to figure out how to make this newsletter better. So I...
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