Have you even gone through an intense work period or other stressful time (personally or professionally) and, even after the time has passed, found that destressing was difficult for you? Readers have had some good conversations about anxiety hangovers or emotional hangovers, lately, so let’s discuss…
Intense Work Periods
If you're working around the clock for 24-7 -- whether for 3 days, 3 months, or 3 years! -- it can seem like forever. Here is some of our best advice on how to survive the intense work period, and how to put your best foot forward when you have no energy or sleep.
Do you prefer to stay late at work — or work from home? How much of that is your preference versus office culture or other outside situation?
2017 Update: We still stand by this discussion of crying at work — you may also want to check out our recent discussion of how to get a poker face at work. OK, ladies and gents, let’s discuss: How do you keep from crying at work, whether due to personal reasons or as a reaction to … Read More about Crying at Work: How to Deal
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
2019 Update: We still stand by the links and advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on how to focus on work (when your thoughts are elsewhere), as well as our latest discussions on how to limit screen time. Do you struggle with focus at work (or, hey, at home)? What tips … Read More about Five Ways to Improve Your Focus
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?
Has life ever gotten so crazy that there was NO WAY you could work out? Sure, exercise is important, and everyone should do it regularly. We all know that. But Jewish Girl, the blogger behind Stuff Jewish Girls Like, reminds us that you shouldn’t feel guilty if it seems impossible right now to fit in regular … Read More about Guest Post: Crazy Work Schedule? Go Easy on Yourself
This week, in our Summer Associate Series: what should you wear to the company golf outing… the company picnic… the company pool party? There are always some creative team-building office functions (designed for interns and employees alike) that — while fun — are a minefield when it comes to dressing professionally. (If anyone doubts that … Read More about Summer Associate Events: What to Wear to the Fun-But-Wacky Office Functions
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear when you need professional clothes for working late, but you may also want to check out this recent threadjack from readers on what to wear to be super comfortable at work. What should you wear when you’re planning to work late — and … Read More about What to Wear When You’re Out of Town & Working Late
What do you do when your boss gives you work that is beyond your skill level? Reader C asks a great question… How do you handle a situation when you’re asked to do a task you’re definitely not ready for? I am a newly admitted lawyer in my first job out of law school and … Read More about How to Do the Work You’re Not Ready For