Why busy, time-hungry people need hobbies the most

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It may sound counterintuitive, but spending time on hobbies can help lighten up your demand-heavy schedule. If you’re like most people I know, you feel strapped for time. Between a demanding job and family commitments, there’s not much time left over for you. A sense of work-life balance remains an elusive goal. Read Full Story

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Why you still need to take time off when working from home

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Taking breaks and days off can feel strange when so many of us are working from home. But here’s why you need to do it—and how. Under the best of circumstances, working from home full-time can throw a wrench into work-life balance. And, when your office is shut down, and everyone else is working remotely, too, the pressure to always be present can heat up. After all, it’s tempting when you’re sitting on the couch watching 90-Day Fiancee on a Tuesday evening to also be on your laptop, getting a jump on tomorrow’s to-do list. Read Full Story

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How to remain visible to your boss when you work remotely

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To make sure your work is noticed, you need to be proactive. Being in the right place at the right time can result in some serendipitous career moments. If you bump into your boss at the coffee machine, it could prompt them to put you on an important new project. Or, if your manager notices you’re always the first one in the office, it could play out well when they’re working on promotion recommendations. Read Full Story

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A Marketer’s Guide to Working Remotely

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Remote work is going from an occasional perk to the norm. As long as you have a computer and internet connection, you can perform your job anytime, anywhere. For marketers, creating promotional materials, meeting clients, and completing projects from home, hotel, coffee shop, library—basically anywhere with an internet connection. While working remotely has many benefits, employees who regularly worked in the office may have a difficult time making the transition to exclusively working this way. In this article, we’ll talk about the how’s and why’s of remote work for marketers. The Rise in Popularity of Working Remotely Remote work has been around for years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made it unexpectedly the norm for many businesses, and both employers and employees are realizing the work-from-home system can be successful. According to Global Workplace Analytics , big companies like Best Buy, British Telecom, Dow Chemical found remote workers are 35 percent …

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4 ways to squeeze in social time while working remotely

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Seeking out casual interactions may be the one remote work habit we’re neglecting. If you’re working remotely and living in a home overflowing with people 24/7, you may find yourself thinking creatively about how you can find a corner away from the distractions. On the other hand, if your life is a little too quiet right now or you’re just looking for new social outlets, there are ways you can integrate social interaction into your workdays—and still get stuff done. Read Full Story

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3 better ways to connect with your boss when you’re not working in the same space

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A practical guide to evaluate your interactions with your manager to achieve the visibility and relationship you want. When was the last time you saw your boss? Gone are the days of stopping by your manager’s office or catching up in the break room or at the company happy hour. In a remote work environment, out of sight can easily become out of mind. And when you add in Zoom fatigue and the inherent challenge of meaningful rapport in a virtual environment, it can be difficult to connect with your manager. Read Full Story

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These 7 tools will restore your work-life balance during the pandemic

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Less work, more life! Take breaks, get some help, forget about dinner, and more with these apps, sites, and services. These days, it can feel like the line between work and life has been unceremoniously obliterated. So when it comes to striking a balance between the two, the main idea is to create excess time for yourself so that you can spend more of it on the life part. Here are some apps, sites, and services to help you do just that. Read Full Story

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