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.
Perfect doesn’t exist: The case for dropping perfectionism
Perfectionism is on the rise and can be super harmful. Jen explores the difference between high standards and perfectionism, and shares tips for battling perfectionism and moving on with your life.
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.
Tales of the chronically late and neurotically early
Jen and Alyssa give us a glimpse of life in someone else’s shoes, and offer food for thought if you or anyone who know is a hyper-early or hyper-late person.
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.
Hearing the world’s wisdom: a nonprofit founder’s journey
“My name is Jacqueline Williams, and I am regular as all hell.” Ever feel like you should be doing more with your life? Jacqueline did. So, through a series of twists and turns, she did something about it.
I’m trying to be more positive, and it actually seems to be working
Jen’s trying to banish her bad attitude and embrace positivity. 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.
You need to get better at bragging about yourself
Getting comfortable bragging about yourself takes practice. But when we don’t highlight our skills and experience, we set ourselves back.
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.
Contemplating a career change or wondering what the heck work-life balance is? You’re not alone.
In January, we asked what was on your minds as you embarked on 2018. Now, as the year winds down, we’re reflecting on those goals. Here’s to using the next few months to make good on your resolutions.
How waiting tables prepared me for business
It’s been years since I’ve brought anyone a beer in exchange for a tip, but working at a sports bar taught me some valuable lessons about being professional.
Feeling confident at work can be hard, but we’re working on it
Building your confidence is crucial to pursuing your goals and feeling good about yourself. We asked The Juggle community what makes them feel confident at work. Here’s what they had to say.