“Career break” has become an official professional status on LinkedIn. Why? Well, so many people consciously take career breaks that there is no more need to mask them under the excuse of additional education or charity work. Relations with work are like relations with people: sometimes you need to go separate ways for a while to regain passion and start again with double force. In this article, we explain why career breaks not only became the new norm but can also be beneficial for one’s career.
Self-Care & Mental Health
Extensive advice on self-care in career development. Mental health and balance are crucial to developing a successful career!
Indeed, anxiety in professional life is more common than we might realize. It can manifest temporarily, such as the nervousness before a job interview or during significant life changes. For others, it can be a persistent challenge that affects daily life and tasks. The key is not to let anxiety control you in your professional life but to address it proactively. To that end, let’s explore sustainable strategies to manage anxiety and improve your well-being.
Neurodiversity is the variation in human brain function and behavioral traits, including those traditionally considered to be outside the norm. While maintaining a full-time job is usually essential in order to pay bills, it can be physically and mentally exhausting in the today’s job market. This is especially true for neurodivergent individuals, who may struggle to find the energy to work and take care of their home at the same time. Fortunately, there are plenty of rewarding roles available that can help to preserve some of that precious energy for life outside the workplace. In this article, we look at five jobs that could be a good fit for neurodivergent workers.
Burnout: one of the major societal problems in today’s job market. Millions of professionals live in this vicious cycle: they come to a new job with full determination to perform and excel. Burnout is a “normal anomaly” of sorts; most professionals go through burnout at some point in their careers. You have to get through the process to learn your limits and self-regulate better. So, burnout can crush your career or help you, depending if you can learn from this experience. In this article, we disambiguate what burnout is and what it isn’t. What are the typical causes, symptoms, and phases of a burnout episode? Can you prevent burnout, or recognize it early enough to reverse the process?
When we quit procrastinating during our more productive periods, we feel content and successful. But for the most people, this remains, unfortunately, a transient and ephemeral feeling. In this article, we will discuss how to turn those infrequently occurring moments of flow into regular occurrences. We aim to explain the science behind delaying tasks and introduce practical tactics that will make it simpler to take action and prevent procrastination.
Most of us have been stuck in this depressing rut at some point, living paycheck to paycheck. This can leave you feeling hopeless and anxious, but there are things you can do to gain confidence and clarity over your budget. In this brief article, we will explore some of the most common bad spending habits that can lead to this vicious cycle, and provide with some tips to help you successfully break these habits.
Are you an office, white-collar employee who tends to feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or unproductive at work? Well, it might be nothing else than a form of impostor syndrome. Perhaps you are much more capable and productive than you think! Anyway, it can always get even better! So, how to quickly improve your productivity when working in the office? In this article, we introduce 11 REAL tricks for how to boost your productivity when working in the office – right here, right now. Some of them are backed by science, and some are backed by common sense only!
In the professional world, it can be hard to find the time to absorb quality information on the philosophy, lifestyle, and history that help us improve the way we live. In this article, we would like to briefly introduce the central concepts in Confucianism and explain how it can be relevant for building career development strategies in the job market of today.
Have you ever felt like going insane at the workplace because somebody insisted that the two of you had engaged in a debate that you did not recall having? Did you previously state that you would finish a job despite you had demanded to leave by 4 PM to make it to your child’s sports competition? Perhaps, it was gaslighting. In this article, we introduce the problem of gaslighting at work, describe the symptoms, and give practical advice for how you can effectively tackle the problem by yourself.
Did you know that Google picks and chooses what it does and doesn’t show you? Google uses AI to build a specific profile on you built over time. The AI then uses that information to push you toward buying products they advertise, or to influence your political and other opinions. In this article, we explain how to navigate online to make sure that you stay as objective and unbiased as possible.
Have you ever talked to a friend about something, like books, for example, only to see an advertisement about books minutes later while browsing the web? Your safety online affects your professional development. Without properly protecting your data, you can be almost certain that sooner or later, you will get a message with a request to pay the hackers for not revealing your personal, sensitive information, including private pictures found on your email account or hacked through other media.