Habits can have a huge impact on our day to day life and work. There’s also a lot of thoughts and ideas we have about what is a “good” habit and what is a “bad” habit. When it comes to the habits we have that we don’t like, self-qualifying statements or beliefs we have about ourselves that were founded on identity-based habits can hold us back from changing.
If you feel like all you do is eat, sleep, work, and repeat, that could be because you aren’t being proactive about carving out recharge time for yourself. What often happens when we don’t build that time into our day, our exhausted mind and body do it for us—you know how you always get sick when you have a day off or find yourself so burnt out you can’t focus on an important project? You may be on overload. Here is a 3 minute read with some strategies that might be of help.
Eight months (and counting) into the pandemic, if you’re finding yourself feeling less productive and focused or notice shifts in your appetite, energy, and mood, you might be mentally exhausted. Even people who felt very engaged and energetic prior to the COVID-19 lockdown have been struggling with the change.
Looking for a job can be an emotional roller coaster. Whether it’s your first experience or you’ve been in the work force a long time, there are lots of feelings —positive and negative—that can come up. At some points you might feel hopeful and elated, and others you might feel scared or insecure or defeated. So how do you navigate these emotions?
If you’ve found yourself in a productivity slump related to excessive social media check-ins and “doomscrolling” throughout the covid-19 pandemic, you’ve likely noticed how this can impact your mental health and productivity. When it comes to going on a “digital diet” to get into a more balanced place with social media consumption, it’s important to consider your unique pattern and come up with a plan for decreasing the amount of time you spend on social media.
With so many schools and companies moving their recruiting events online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are some considerations to keep in mind when strategizing how to ensure that you stand out and get the most out of the event. Yes, they can be intimidating, but there are some definite plusses.
You’ve likely been told at some point that you should get out of your comfort zone. This could relate to your personal life, your professional life, or even to how you view yourself and others. Especially during challenging times, it’s natural to want to stick to the familiar, with the predictable. However, in the long run, this can hold us back or cause us to miss out on wonderful experiences.
As schools delay reopening across the country, parents are finding themselves continuing to balance working remotely with the care and virtual education of their children. Balancing professional and personal life can be challenging even without a global pandemic throwing more chaos into the mix, but the good news is that simple strategies like designating a workspace for yourself and taking breaks can help.
If you notice that you are repeatedly being passed over for job opportunities, there may be a reason—and something you can do about it. While each individual has their unique challenges, there are some very common barriers to employment, such as gaps in employment, lack of experience, or lack of references.
If the New Year’s resolutions you set in January of 2020 didn’t quite pan out (hello, Covid-19), you’re not alone. If you’re tired of hearing that you’re not alone, join the party. That said, have you thought about retooling those resolutions? September is a great time to harness that “back to school” / fresh start energy and set some career resolutions for yourself.