Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Prioritizing Rest over the Winter Break On the first Friday in December, I ran a group coaching session for members of the Academic Writing Studio with the goal of helping them optimize their ability to recharge over the break. There are systemic issues that … [Read more...] about Prioritizing rest over the winter break
Every once in a while you wonder why you even bother planning and setting goals. You are juggling way too many things. You might have metaphorical balls and broken dishes all over your office. I encourage you to put down all the balls for a moment. Take a deep breath. And make conscious decisions … [Read more...] about Emergency planning technique
Although initially written about teaching, this post applies to any area of your work or life where you feel the things in the first set of bullet points. No one said teaching would be easy but ... You shouldn't be exhausted. You shouldn't be close to tears on a regular basis. You … [Read more...] about If someone’s crying, something needs to change
I was talking to a client who was feeling a bit like she'd been hit by a truck. She's teaching a class for the first time. Even though it is directly in her area of expertise, she's overwhelmed by how much work it is. And surprised by how exhausted she is. Even if you have been doing this for … [Read more...] about Is the beginning of term chaos over yet?