Every day we make decisions in our personal and professional lives. Some decisions are small, some are big, some are huge…the pressure we place on ourselves make it hard for us to think clearly. However, checking in with ourselves about our gut feeling and how the various choices fit into the big picture can make it easier to process.
Regardless of whether you’re spending your summer working or relaxing (hopefully a combination of both?) it’s a great time of year to pick up a book to engage you and expand your thinking. With 88 titles, this summer reading list from TED speakers has something for everyone. It’s broken down by interest—want to know why humans do what we do? Looking for a break from work? Craving fiction? Want to learn something new? They’ve got you covered.
No one ever said juggling a career and family was easy. However, becoming a mom doesn’t have to mean the end of your career or complete derailment. There are actually positive ways that motherhood can impact your career. In this post for Career Contessa, contributor Erin Strybis, a full-time working mother, explains how becoming a mother actually boosted her career.
Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.
The term “summer reading” might stir up memories of slogging through required reading in preparation for the school year ahead. For many, the fact that it was assigned and knowing that there would be a quiz took away from the enjoyment. However, reading can be a great way to further your knowledge in ways that you can apply to everyday life.
Even if you hated reading as a kid, you might find the experience as an adult out in the working world is very different.