5 Honest Tips for Work-Life Balance

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.

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Goal Setting

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:

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5 Tips for Working from Home

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!

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