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
Sometimes you need to say "No"
As an academic there are a lot of demands on your time. You can quickly get overwhelmed. I'm assuming you don't want to use passive-aggressive techniques like doing things badly so no one will ask you or being unfriendly to students so they won't come to office hours.
Knowing when and how to say "No" is an important skill. It leaves you time and energy for the things you want to say "Yes" to. It enables you to focus on your best contribution.
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.
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Email Overwhelm as a Collective Problem This post was prompted by the renowned classicist, Mary Beard, stoking up the embers of email stress recently over on Twitter. https://twitter.com/wmarybeard/status/1321555620105986049?s=20 However, this post isn't … [Read more...] about Email overwhelm as a collective problem
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · What is your plan to rest? I've asked this question of two of my Guide for the Journey clients this week and now, I'm going to ask you. What is your plan for getting more rest? The beginning of a new academic year is a crunch time. It is normal that you work … [Read more...] about What is your plan to rest?