“You have to know what your expectations are. If you expect it to be hard, it’s going to be hard. If you expect it to be amazing and filled with new and interesting experiences, you end up looking for those experiences. People who are resourceful and come up with ways of managing changing conditions personally or professionally do better over the long haul.”
“My phone, once a source of liberation — I could check my email without having to go home, which meant I could spend more time out doing things — eventually became a weight that tied me down. Instead of making me better at my job, it started preventing what Cal Newport calls “deep work” — focused, dedicated, creative time. Instead of helping me have fun, it was making me miserable.” https://forge.medium.com/a-radical-guide-to-spending-less-time-on-your-phone-a5419b1538ee
“I started developing my own shutdown rituals a few years ago to combat the work and mental overload I was experiencing. I found that if I didn’t have a structured end to my day, I’d ruminate about work in the evening, check email again, or work late to get more done.”
“I see debates about remote versus online learning and whether it is possible to keep courses ‘normal’ and ‘rigorous,’ more emotional labor than ever before, lamentations about suspended productivity, and a genuine sense of fear and loss for students, colleagues, communities and families…Yet dwelling only on the anxiety and burnout will not help us through these times…In this spirit, I offer four reflective pillars that were crucial to my own recovery from burnout: focusing on purpose, compassion, connection and balance.”
“When suffering from self-doubt, it’s easy to think that you’re the only one who’s ever felt that way — but it’s not true. Even the most successful, powerful and accomplished women (and men, too) have been unsure of themselves at one point or another. But don’t take my word for it. Here are a few former impostors in their own words…
Maya Angelou: The prizewinning author once said, after publishing her 11th book, that every time she wrote another one she’d think to herself: “Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody.”
“For anyone who has been paying attention, a large body of research has documented that good teaching is good teaching, whether it happens in a physical or a virtual classroom.”
“Let’s be real.
Writing is gratifying when our thoughts gush out of our heads like cream from a cake. When we pump out a good piece by the end of the day.
Those are our BEST moments.
But every so often, we fall into a pit. Our minds blank out. We burn out. And no matter how hard we force ourselves to jump back into writing, we can’t.”
Sorry. Please. Thank you. #KindnessMatters
What should we really start with having in mind that emotional intelligence is nothing but just a list of things to check or exams to pass? Where can I start when I don’t have time to read books, perform EQ tests or develop new skills? Three words are enough!