This time of year, life and work seem to get busier. It feels harder to concentrate and be present
to our day-to-day activities. Under
expectations heavy and large, whether in a job or job seeking, we may struggle to
practice “sustainability” – that is, keeping a work/life balance that feels
sustainable and manageable. Rushing
through lunch, stationing ourselves in front of a computer for too long to be
productive, or feeling like we don’t have the time to connect with others at
work or at home.
This morning I was listening to an interview with the person
who coordinates the logistics of polling stations across the U.S. for the
current election. He managed to laugh a few times when speaking about the
variety of highly significant things that go wrong each year without fail. It
reminded me that a sense of humor can usually help our frame of mind. Perhaps this is a reminder to take a mental
“step back” for a moment. Is your
current stressor something that isn’t actually so urgent in the grand scheme of
things? Is there something bothering you that eventually you may laugh about? Choose to share a chuckle with a colleague
today, leave your office and step outside for a deep breath, or even take a
moment now to stretch your arms and smile. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that
life is much bigger than a busy day at work.
Career Services offers support to our alumni who may be
seeking a change. Whether a change of perspective, position, employer or career
path, we are here to assist you. Below you will find a list of career services
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