Pictured: one/ two / three / four What kinds of hobbies do you like to take part in after work and on weekends? (We’re talking about offline activities here — no computers required/allowed!) This is the first in a series of occasional posts where we’ll take a look at how to pick up various hobbies. Today we’re talking about coloring books … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: Coloring Books for Adults
Making Time for Therapy
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
Crying at Work: How to Deal
How do you keep from crying at work, whether due to personal reasons or as a reaction to something work-related? What are your best tips to prevent it, explain it if it happens, and clean up your face once you’re done?
Morning Routines for Successful People
There’s a lot of talk about the best morning routines for succesful people, so let’s discuss — what do you do to set your day up for success?
How to Fit Lunch Workouts Into Your Workday
Lunch workouts: are you able to fit them into your workday? What are your best tips and tricks for exercising during your lunch break? I’ve blogged before about some of the quickest workouts you can do at work, as well as some of the best workout DVDs you can even do in an office — but we … Read More about How to Fit Lunch Workouts Into Your Workday
Women, Drinking, and Overachieving
Ladies: how do you feel about drinking? Do you think overachieving women tend to drink more? We haven’t talked about this for a while, but it’s been on my mind with various news articles I’ve seen, and with the holidays coming up I thought we’d discuss. (I don’t want to totally rehash my thoughts from our … Read More about Women, Drinking, and Overachieving
When Personal Problems Affect Your Job Performance
When your work suffers because of personal problems you’ve been struggling with — and your supervisor has noticed — how can you turn things around? Reader J wonders… I am a mid-level associate in Big Law. I switched firms in December of 2014. Today, I had my first review and it went very poorly — in Big Law … Read More about When Personal Problems Affect Your Job Performance
Tales from the Wallet: Eldercare and Finances
Have you had to help care for a parent, grandparent, or other loved one? What do you wish you’d known about it ahead of time in terms of finances (yours and theirs)? What were the best resources you found?
How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
Readers, do you have any tips for how to work productively in an open office? What advice do you have for someone struggling to adjust to one? Reader K wonders how to be productive when you work in an open office… I’d love to hear your and readers thoughts about open office plans in the … Read More about How to Be Productive When You Work in an Open Office
How to Turn Off Work Mode
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of how to turn off work mode, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to create strong work-life boundaries, as well as the best ways to relax after a stressful day. I have a question for you ladies: how do … Read More about How to Turn Off Work Mode
Emergency Preparedness — What’s Smart, What’s Crazy?
Are you prepared for various emergencies? When do you think emergency preparedness crosses the line from smart to crazy? We joked the other day about “Nine Ways to Prepare your Office for a Zombie Attack,” but that got me thinking — I’ve read a ton of advice lately about emergency preparedness plans for situations you … Read More about Emergency Preparedness — What’s Smart, What’s Crazy?
Beauty Wednesday: Spa Time!
Which are your favorite spa treatments? What is your favorite way to unwind, given an unlimited budget?