Right now something has to give for us, so we’re taking a break from the Juggle. It’s not forever, but we also aren’t committing to a set date that we’ll be back. This isn’t an easy choice, but it feels like a healthy one. We are leaning into the “off-season” training analogy.
Life at a Distance: Parenting in a pandemic
Turns out, juggling parenting in a pandemic with work and without the support of schools and daycare is consuming, complex and just plain HARD.
Life at a Distance: Two women far from home in Beijing and New York
Two women living far from their families, one in Beijing and one in New York, navigate challenging quarantines.
Life at a Distance: The busy season for career reinvention & health care
Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles: A career coach and a health care professional working their butts off.
Life at a Distance: Giving birth & moving back to Singapore
In our series “Life at a Distance,” we’ll be sharing the experiences of featured Juggle readers adjusting to new socially distant lifestyles post-COVID-19. Julia gave birth to her first daughter and Justine went back to Singapore to be with her family when the virus began to spread in New York.
Putting grief on my schedule
At best, the coronavirus crisis is like a shitty breakup — if you don’t make time to process your feelings and grieve, they’ll just overwhelm you and flare up when you least expect it. So go ahead, cry in the bathtub.
How to not suck at working from home
Jennifer, a six-year pro of working from home, says: make a dedicated workspace, stop doing your laundry and don’t forget to leave the house sometimes.
An ode to phoning it in
Knowing when not to try your hardest is one of the most adaptive life skills you can develop.
Tips and tricks for the frequent work traveler on the brink of existential angst
Julia travels a lot for work. But less “jet-setting to London” and more “flying to any country recently featured on the Fragile States Index.” So she’s an EXPERT on how to make work travel as smooth a possible.
We went on a phone diet. Here’s what we learned about decreasing screen time.
After realizing their screen time was out of control, two friends vow to use their phones less for a week. Here’s what they learned.
Confessions of a reluctant parent
Jen never pictured herself as a parent. She always thought kids were loud. Needy. Whiny. Annoying. And, well, that’s all true. But they’re also pretty wonderful.
I prioritized my career and don’t regret it
In a society that often punishes women for being career-driven, we we met a happy professional powerhouse who says “I don’t believe in work-life balance.”
According to this super successful tech CMO, micromanaging your day isn’t the key to success
Carla Piñeyro Sublett got so burned out she decided to quit her job, pull her kids out of school and travel the world. Now she has a new outlook on work.
My path to happiness is changing my mind
Sarah used to always think she was right. Until she discovered the glory of changing her mind.
Doing things alone can be scary but so worth it
Doing things alone can be daunting, terrifying and so very necessary. We interview Joyce about how she goes on solo vacations to recharge, reflect, and be by herself.
Career transition stories: illustrator to tech product manager
Our biggest career transition story yet: Angelica Vela went from being an illustrator to a tech product manager. Read on for how.
How I built my career by chasing skills, not promotions
When Christine Luo realized investment banking was making her miserable, she needed to rethink things. Now she ignores “practical” next steps and the corporate ladder in favor of chasing skills and learning. And she loves it.
I tried waking up early for a week. Here’s how it went.
Sarah tried the “successful people wake up early” thing to get more out of her day. She liked the extra morning quiet time. The actual dragging her body out of bed before sunrise part was less enjoyable.
Committing to a daily meditation practice is hard, but it can be done. I’m proof.
Alyssa shares how she built a daily meditation habit. It took years, but now that she meditates daily, she believes it helps her be the person she wants to be.
Gratitude hacks from a gratitude slacker
Gratitude is associated with benefits to physical health, mental well-being and relationships. Amy is working on making gratitude her MO — here’s how.
Stuff we read: “Designing Your Life”
Sarah and Alyssa read “Designing Your Life,” did some of the exercises and made pretty big career moves as a result.
How to make going back to work after maternity leave easy
The daily slog of a working parent can be a wearisome one. Jen shares some lessons she’s learned (and lessons she wishes she would learn) to try to manage life after mat leave.