I just heard a speaker talking about the importance of boundary rituals for doctors — little habits and rituals that set work-life boundaries to keep your work and personal life separated. I knew exactly what she was talking about, and thought it was such an interesting way of phrasing it — and I thought it … Read More about Work-Life Boundaries: Rituals and Other Ways to Separate Your Work and Personal Life
Seeking work-life balance? Below are some of our most recent discussions on working women can find balance in their busy lives.
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on when a lower salary is worth it — but you may also want to check out our latest advice on whether you have to give your salary history. Here’s a fun question for today: when, if ever, would you take a job with a lower salary … Read More about When Is a Lower Salary Worth It — And What Will You Put Up With For a Higher Salary?
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Reader C has a great question about work/life balance — and keeping a standing therapy appointment without being perceived as lazy. I can’t wait to hear the readers’ tips on making time for therapy! Here’s her question: Hi! I’m a newer BigLaw associate. The stress of the job has caused my mental health to take … Read More about Making Time for Therapy
Does your boss send you emails at all hours? Are you expected to respond immediately to answer work email at home — either in a clear “policy” way or in an unspoken, pissy-but-won’t-tell-you-why way? Do you try to draw a line in the sand and purposely not reply during certain hours, even if you get the email? If … Read More about Answering Work Email at Home
Ladies, how do you turn a bad day around? What do you do to reinvigorate yourself, put the day in perspective, and ultimately move on? Do you have any tricks for “saving” a lousy day, or for letting go of the day once you’ve finished it? We’ve talked about ways to relax, laughter as medicine, and general … Read More about How to Turn a Bad Day Around
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on planning your career for babies — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including how to decide if you want kids, and our top tips on preparing for pregnancy (if the answer is yes). Over … Read More about Planning Your Career for Babies
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
2018 Update: We still think an after-work routine is essential for work-life balance — and you may want to check out our most recent discussion of work-life boundaries. Here’s a fun topic: what is your after-work routine? Do you have one that’s necessitated by outside factors (must walk dog, pick up kids, etc) or internal factors … Read More about What’s Your After-Work Routine?
Hiring friends: yea or nay? Does your answer vary if you’re hiring a friend to be a colleague/equal versus hiring an assistant? We’ve talked about interviewing with friends, but not the reverse situation, hiring a friend. Reader M wonders… I work at a small law firm. I’m pretty junior, but I have a considerable amount … Read More about Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
There was an interesting article in Greedy Associates a few months ago about “homing from work” — trying to achieve work/life balance by getting personal errands done during the day. I hadn’t heard the phrase before, but it’s obviously something I did while working long hours at the law firm, and something I’ve advised people … Read More about Homing from Work – What Personal Tasks Are OK/Good to Do At Work?
Have you ever taken a job for which you’re overqualified? Reader C recently took a step back from her career in order to spend more time with her family, and while she likes the money and hours, she isn’t thrilled with the level of daily challenge: I’m a midcareer professional taking a step back into … Read More about What To Do When You’re Overqualified