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Adding White Space to Your Year

EPISODE 173E As you start the new year, it’s important to remember that over-planning and over-scheduling can lead to stress, disappointment, and – worst case scenario – burnout. To avoid that and enjoy your work all year long, plan some white space into your schedule. Some extra room in your calendar so you can move…

Passion and Positivity for Mental Health: An Interview with Ellie Rhodes

Episode 157I Passion and Positivity for Mental Health

Today’s guest is Ellie Rhodes, a product manager (and copywriter!) at Ubisoft Montreal, a video game developer. Ellie has tweeted her experiences in the area of anxiety, depression, and burnout, sharing tips with her followers about coping mechanisms and just helping others know they are not alone. We talk about burnout and the video game…

To Plan or Not to Plan – YES!

Episode 156E To Plan or Not to Plan - YES!

EPISODE 156E Sometimes it seems like I overplan. Some days I think I need a better plan. I’ve had a few days that have been blissful with no plan! But how do you know when to do the one thing and when to do the other? I give you my best ideas on how I…

Burnout and Backsliding

Episode 154T Burnout and Backsliding

EPISODE 154T Sadly, I’ve felt like my journey to recovery from burnout has been a bit two or three steps forward, one step back. I don’t ever want to create an episode about it just to have someone to vent to, but it’s been a hard few weeks. I thought if I could figure out…