Marking is intense because it is both physically and intellectually demanding. It is also a core part of our role as teachers, and thus unavoidable. I’m a high school English teacher, so I feel lik…
Lauren C. Howe , Ashley Whillans and Jochen I. Menges provide some tips for managing the work/life divide associated with working remotely:
- Create your own commute.
- Give yourself a Feierabend, a daily evening celebration marking the moment when work is switched off for the day
- Focus your workload on a daily “must win.”
- Put “proactive time” on your calendar.
- Reclaim the social in social distancing.
- Run time-management experiments.
Some interesting ideas, but the problem I find is that.
I’m picking up a distinct impression that the novelty of WFH has begun to wear thin as we realise that the pandemic might turn out to be a very long haul indeed. And the more we are obliged to interact with the technology at home, the more acute our perceptions of its implications and downsides are becoming
Plenty to think about in this piece Doug, thank you. My only question is where family fits within all this? Always something to consider.
So how do you know if your identity has become enmeshed with your career? Consider the following questions:
How much do you think about your job outside of the office? Is your mind frequently consumed with work-related thoughts? Is it difficult to participate in conversations with others that are not about your work?
How do you describe yourself? How much of this description is tied up in your job, title, or company? Are there any other ways you would describe yourself? How quickly do you tell people you’ve just met about your job?
Where do you spend most of your time? Has anyone ever complained to you that you are in the office too much?
Do you have hobbies outside of work that do not directly involve your work-related skills and abilities? Are you able to consistently spend your time exercising other parts of your brain?
How would you feel if you could no longer continue in your profession? How distressing would this be to you?
Janna Koretz discusses hedging your bets and finding a sense of identity outside of your career. Some of suggestions that Koretz provides include free up time, find other activities, build up your network and decide what is important.
This does not just relate to being burnt out, it also touches on when the.
The reality is that we may never have balance, but if make taking care of ourselves a priority, we have more fuel to add to the other burners in our lives.
Ms Lewis is not alone. With women today more educated than ever, their qualifications, expectations and desire to work in fulfilling professional roles are the same as men’s.
Highly educated women also tend to marry men of similar education, resulting in more relationships comprised of two professional equals, often holding similar career and work aspirations.
And while there are many positives to such arrangements, they can also bring with them a uniquely contemporary problem: when you have two similarly ambitious and educated individuals, what happens when one’s career takes off — and the partner’s stagnates?
Teachers and mental health experts share their tips for ways educators can keep a balanced approach to work, and avoid emotional and physical burnout.
The one point that really struck me as I type this with the rest of the family fast asleep was the point about balance:
Work, children, or a social life. You may pick two at a time. (Nobody wants to hear this.)
That is a good point.