We’ve all wondered, at one time or another, “is this all life has to offer?” Routines become redundant and we find ourselves questioning our purpose. What happened to living a fulfilled and happy life? Are we meant to just study, work, pay bills, and squeeze in just enough time for sleep and a little entertainment?
Women are busy! We juggle everything: work, school, kids, relationships, side-hustles and businesses, and taking care of our homes. And while each of these is meaningful and contributes to our sense of purpose, the one thing that often gets lost in the shuffle – is you! It’s time for a personal time-out.
The #metoo movement empowered women everywhere to speak up about their experiences with sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Sexual harassment has become a weed of the workplace landscape. And even though most companies have fairly harsh penalties and a stated low tolerance for harassment on the job, many acts still go unpunished.
Do you find yourself still tethered to your work email… even though it’s after office hours? Or, have you declined job offers, or not applied at all because it required too much travel and would keep you away from your family? Achieving work-life balance in your career can seem out of reach —especially when you want to move up the corporate ladder.
More women than ever are choosing to work from home. Many do so by starting their own business, telecommuting or working as freelancers. In fact, it’s thought that 58% of online freelance work advertised is won by female applicants and that 45% more women worked from home in 2015 than in 2005, and these percentages are constantly rising.
What’s your morning routine look like? How you start your morning sets the tone for your day and it can be an indicator as to how productive it will be. Whether you’re used to making a beeline for your cubicle and hoping your boss doesn’t notice that you’re late or the one that’s always early with first dibs on the Keurig, there are a few things you can do to enhance your morning experience.