Feel Guilty: It Helps . . .

I crashed today. I have been overworking, for sure. Long days and few days off. I’m used to 60-80 hour weeks, but it can grind you when it’s physical work or after too many weeks in a row. I took today off and I’m taking off tomorrow, too. The trick isn’t just identifying burnout when […]

Read This If You Feel Guilty Taking Breaks

You know the feeling. You should have been working. You might have a deadline, you might not, but you’re somehow still just plain guilty. And I’m sure you’ve heard the pitch that “taking a break is good for productivity!” Just look at the Pomodoro technique, which advisesĀ 25-minute bursts of activity before taking 3-5 minute breaks. […]

Soft Skills

We’re supposed to care about soft-skills. You know, like emotional intelligence & “people skills.” But that’s just scratching the surface. Here are some better examples: It’s important to separate yourself from your work so you can accept the criticism that will help you become the best version of yourself. It’s important to NOT beat yourself […]