“More than two years into a pandemic that has no clear end, the debate over remote work has only intensified. Working from home isn’t possible in many jobs. But for those who have the option, it’s now evident that it is feasible, even beneficial.”
Article: “Not Busy, Focused”
Did you wake up this morning, immediately turn on some kind of technology—your phone, your computer—and get down to work? Me too.
I’ve spent the last few years trying to be far more mindful of slowing down, taking my time, and being present. But sometimes I slip, and these past two weeks have been fast, quick, and over before I knew it.
Life is not a race, and just because we’re busy doesn’t mean we’re being productive or even doing things to our best ability. Here is an article that never fails to remind me of that—and what to do about it:
“Take a look around: everyone is multitasking. We’re doing more than we’ve ever done, attempting to fill every interstitial zone with more work. Every downtown scene is the same: heads tilted downward, faces lost in glowing screens, technology turning people into zombies …”
Article: “Networking for Introverts: 9 Tips to Use at Your Next Event”
“Many editors also lean toward the introvert side of the spectrum, but this doesn’t mean we’re inherently bad at networking. In fact, introverts can be even better at networking than our extrovert peers! All it takes is practice. Here are 9 tips to use at your next networking event …”
Source: Networking for Introverts: 9 Tips to Use at Your Next Event – Copyediting.com
Article: “Tips for Business Meetings When You Have Anxiety”
“As an introvert with anxiety, the ability to work from home has been a godsend. There’s no elevator small talk. Meetings are accomplished over text and email. The phone stays off, and my mind stays steady.
It may sound reclusive, but the truth is I do work better this way, because I’m not anxious about making a good impression. The computer doesn’t judge, and I don’t have to second-guess anything but the words on my screen.
There are times, however, when venturing out into the business world is unavoidable. When that happens, there are a few things I’ve found that can help take the edge off …”
From The Mighty.
Meetings and Homeschooling: Options.
After publishing the post on working while homeschooling, I received several questions about meetings. How do I handle them while homeschooling a boy who is too young to stay home by himself?
The answer? It depends.