All too often, the creative work we most value, the stuff that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to our lives, gets shoved aside for other priorities. No matter the creative work you’re doing — writing, designing, composing, coding, or just brainstorming ideas — if you want to make real progress, it’s essential you treat your work not as a hobby or side note, but as a job.
The new boss proved an able negotiator, winning himself an outsize compensation and benefits package. They even bought him a mansion. But at his first and only party for employees, he roped off most of the interior and installed backyard porta-potties. He located his office in a separate building. And before long, his penchant for arriving at meetings late, leaving early and staying just long enough to pronounce his edicts became all too apparent. During his tenure, organisational morale and performance plummeted. In just 28 months, he was gone.
On a regular workday, it’s easy to feel starved of peace. We crave peace and quiet so much that we’ll pay to spend time in a peaceful place. But there are peaceful places everywhere, perfect for quickly recharging and disconnecting from your workday. Here are some places you can go during your break to renew your energy.
Having a baby is a huge life change that is exciting, but can really impact your work life. You’ll need to consider everything from when to tell your boss to how to get your finances in order (and cover the cost of your absence). Here are some tips to put your best foot forward when it comes to balancing your pregnancy and work.
When it comes to managing your time, many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests coming at them that make them a victim to their circumstances. “There’s always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me.” Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone, but you should stop playing the victim and own the situation.
Well-being at work is a prerequisite for flourishing in life. Most of us have some type of employment, if not a full-time job, and we spend the majority of our waking hours engaged in this work. Therefore the impact these hours have on our souls is of utmost importance to living a full and happy life.