Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Is dystopia the new normal? Things were already bad. You were already more tired than usual before the break. Maybe you'd just started getting your head around how to keep going in a pandemic, even if you didn't like it much. The readers of this newsletter … [Read more...] about Are things getting worse? Or is dystopia the new normal?
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?
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
This post is part 2 of a mini-series called So Tired You Could Cry. The 1st part can be found here. You know when your phone warns you about the battery being low, it also asks if you want to enable Low Power Mode? You need to figure out what that looks like for you. What are your signs of low … [Read more...] about So tired you could cry? Enable Low Power Mode.
This post is part 1 of a mini-series called So Tired You Could Cry. The 2nd part is available here. You can cry! In fact, put it on your to-do list. Cry in the shower every morning. Cry in bed wrapped up in your blankets. At a minimum stop trying not to cry. Tiredness isn't the only reason … [Read more...] about So tired you could cry? Permission granted.