7 min read · Mar 17th · How to feel in control when life gets tough so you can still achieve? Here're 8 tips on controling the uncontrollable in life.
I feel isolated – becomes – I am learning to appreciate my own company and the person I am.
So tell people what you need and ask for help. By now, you can see that control is not always about control but your perception of it. When you bring everyone together to a common goal that they feel invested in, they are more likely to persevere and keep going for each other. So don’t be shy to say: On Thursdays, I need 2 hours to myself to work on yoga/gardening/me time. I need everyone to choose a night when they will cook. I need you to help me with this once a week so that I don’t end up doing too much and exhausted, unable to find the time to recharge before the working week.
5 min read · Mar 3rd · Six healthy alternatives to doomscrolling.
“energy, motivation and concentration…are like batteries that periodically need recharging.”
The whole point of this break is to combat the emotional disconnection that can set in when you’re working remotely.
(In our forthcoming book, Remote, Inc., Robert C. Pozen and I take aim at the 8-hour workday in part because it inhibits remote workers from taking the breaks they need to stay healthy and productive.) But if you choose the right screen-based breaks, they can provide you with similar benefits as the offline variety and help you take more breaks throughout the day. And sometimes technology can also augment a largely screen-free respite. So don’t get caught in the trap of what one research team termed “screen guilt”: the idea that a break doesn’t really count unless you step away from your devices.