Tag: work-life balance

How to Maintain a Work-life Balance While Still Showing You Care at Your First Job

A new job or internship is an opportunity for a clean slate. It takes time to get to know the people, the job responsibilities, and the culture, but it only takes a few weeks to create a routine that will set you up for success in the long run. It is only natural that you ...

How to Ensure the Company You Want to Work for Invests in Your Mental Health

By Mariam Bashiru Since the pandemic started, the conversation about mental health in the workplace has been growing. Many people now understand that mental health plays a big role in workers’ productivity and overall satisfaction with their job. For example, according to a WHO report, anxiety and depression cost the economy $1 trillion a year ...

What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...

Overcoming Burnout in Remote and In-Person Work

Job burnout is a reaction to chronic workplace stress that can be characterized by feeling exhausted, becoming irritable or cynical at work, not functioning well, and feeling less motivated to do your job. Burnout can affect both physical and mental health leading to recurring illness. Some of the possible causes leading to job burnout can ...

Managing Your Workload as a New Professional

As you transition to a professional role, one of the first skills that will be put to the test is your ability to manage your workload. No one is going to monitor your progress and remind you of your deadlines, so it is paramount that you take control and set yourself up for success.  Here ...

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Now more than ever with all the changes brought on by the pandemic, professionals need to establish strong work habits while working remotely. If you are in the process of adapting to this new environment, here are a few tips to make your remote work situation be the best it can be. Create a defined ...

Making the Transition to Post-Grad Life

As many Boston University students know firsthand, transitions can be difficult. The transition from high school to college, for example, can be daunting - getting adjusted to a new type of schedule, managing your time between your coursework, your social life, maybe even an on-campus job. When college students finally do get settled, they can ...

Pitching a Professional Development Opportunity to Your Boss

The reality is, no one will ever be as dedicated an advocate for your career objectives and professional well-being as you are yourself. It may sound harsh, but it's accurate. Your boss is busy too, and may not have the bandwidth to groom or coach you in the way you would like. You should feel ...

Advice from the Other Side: Maintaining Schoolwork-Life Balance

If you know anybody with a full-time job, chances are you’ve heard them talk about trying to achieve work-life balance. This is something that everybody struggles to attain and maintain in their professional and personal lives, and balancing work and play is vital in helping people maintain their sanity. Guess what? It’s just as important ...

The One Item Missing from your Back-to-School List

You probably have a lot of items on your back-to-school list; books to pick up at the bookstore; tasks to settle your Student Account; playlists to carry you that last mile at FitRec. But there’s probably a big item you left off your list; work-life balance. Preparing for the school year can be exciting and ...