Hey friends! I hope you’re having a good week. Being a professor means that each January doesn’t really “start” for me until the middle of the month. I usually spend the first few weeks on winter break and cleaning out all the crap I’ve collected over the last year. I actually love it this way because it gives me two weeks to really think about my goals for the new year and not jump into anything too fast. So, I wanted to share what I’m working on this year with you.
Hey friends! I’ve been thinking about doing this post for a while and with the holidays approaching, it seems like a good time to discuss work-life balance. As with most of my professionally-focused posts, I want to state that I’m not an expert. There are lots of times when I feel overwhelmed with work and like there is no alignment or balance and I think that’s normal. But, it should not be perpetual. So, here are my 5 tips for helping to find the balance or re-balance after busy times, and get ready, because these aren’t the typical tips you see in every other article about this.
Hey friends! Sorry it’s been a little while, but today I’m back and sharing a post several of you have asked for – how I got to be a PhDiva. I want to start by saying this post is honestly hard for me to write because to me, having a Ph.D. is simply a job credential. It does not define me, my relationships, or my way of life. So, do not mistake this post as some high on the hill story of how I overcame a bunch of adversity to become a college professor and PhDiva. 😉
Hey friends! I’m back with another installment of my “Office Hours” series where I share what it’s like to be a college professor. I always love reading “day-in-the-life” posts, so here’s what my Wednesday was like this week. If you want more info on what I do all summer, check out this post.
Happy Thursday, friends! I’m preparing to head to Chicago for a conference next week, so my brain is currently consumed with packing and preparing for my presentations. I thought it might be fun to see what I’m bringing and get some inspiration for inexpensive work clothes. Since I don’t report to an office every day, I am not a fan of spending a lot of money on my work wardrobe. Here’s what’s going in my bag and my tips for easier packing!
Hi! I’m so excited to kick of my new series “office hours” where I will share some info about my life as a PhDiva. Today, I’m starting with one of the questions I get asked the most: “so, do you even work in the summer?” Well, here’s the scoop for you.
When was the last time you sat down and completely turned off your brain from work? For me, it was this weekend while I binge watched 13 Reasons Why in our new bed that I can’t seem to get out of. #sorrynotsorry But in all seriousness, taking a break is essential to your success, health, and overall wellbeing. Here are my top reasons you need to take a break, and my favorite ways to spend that time.
The beginning of the new year is officially over so that means we can all get back to setting realistic goals and giving ourselves some grace (if you’ haven’t been already). Goal setting can be extremely overwhelming, but it is a key to success when done correctly. I set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. If you think that sounds like a lot, you’re right! But, each goal helps reach a larger one. Here are my 5 tips for effective goal setting:
Happy Hump Day! I’m excited to share this post with you as the beginning of an ongoing series about managing your career. I’ll share more details about this with you next week! 🙂
As a professor (ahem, PhDiva), I’m fortunate to have some structure, but also a lot of flexibility with my job. I do not have a traditional work from home job where I need to be online from 8-5, nor do I work from home on a regular basis or schedule. My job requires a lot of self-discipline and internal motivation. Aside from teaching, I set my own schedule and my own deadlines (for the most part). So, I’m forced to figure out how to motivate myself and for a homebody, that means figuring out how to be productive without being in my formal office. Here are my 5 tips, I’d love to know what works for you!