This month I spent a lot of time digging into where I am in my career, where I want to be, and how my dual role as mother and career woman affects that path. Accordingly, a lot of these articles that spoke to me have to do with work or career and how it shapes all aspects of my life. Let’s just say this month’s good vibes from around the web is one in pursuit of work-life balance.
Whether or not our children will be successful is probably largely out of our control, but science-backed ideas to steer them in the right direction is something I can get behind.
Sometimes when my kids get a little difficult, I find myself searching for articles and explanations for why these things are occurring–and solutions for surviving each phase. This article is a long one, but I loved the age-by-age details and information on how their brains and emotions develop.
Need science to validate everything you do? Here are some interesting scientifically-backed ways to be more productive at work. And one even includes procrastinating!
At a recent managers’ meeting at my company, we talked about developing our elevator speech about our respective portfolios, and I realized I hadn’t put much thought into an elevator speech about what I do. (Am I a property manager? Asset manager? Lawyer? Former Lawyer? Blogger?) This article had thought provoking ideas to do a better job when explaining what you do.
My previous jobs really required me to be “on” all the time. As an attorney, I would literally get an email from my managing partner at 11:45 pm (when I was sleeping) and a follow up at 5:45 am asking where his answers were (when I was still sleeping). Even in my last job, there was a sort of unwritten expectation to be checking and responding to emails. But in my current job, the mentality really is different, but I can’t get out of that old habit. This article provided some tangible ways to change those habits and really step away from work sometimes.
I’m heading to New York again this weekend for a whopping 36 hours. It has been so nice to travel more frequently, even if they are very quick trips, but it sure has spurred my wanderlust. This breakdown of awesome travel-themed Instagram accounts gave me a great list of new people to follow and some awesome ideas to add to my travel bucket list.