During my planning classes I have participants note which juggling balls typically get dropped for them during term time. When I asked how many people noticed that they ate less well or didn’t sleep enough several people on the call responded affirmatively. Good nutrition is a foundational … [Read more...] about Are you dropping the “eating well” ball?
One of the things you love about academic work is the flexibility and the autonomy. You don't have to be in the office at 9 a.m. every morning. You don't even have to be in the office every day. In theory you could take Wednesday off to go for a nice long hike and then work on Saturday … [Read more...] about Flexibility, autonomy, and boundaries
The term "work-life balance" is out of favour. I'm not sure why. Perhaps because everyone is working so hard it seems like an impossible dream. I came across a recent piece in Harvard Business Review arguing for the importance of boundaries. They are not talking about academics but this … [Read more...] about Boundaries, balance and the whole you