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annual leave

5 Ways We’re Doing Annual Leave All Wrong (Starting With The Name)

Sir, put that laptop away.You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.Us Brits have a weird relationship with annual leave. Though some of us are meticulous with it, planning every day down to a T so that we can utilise the calendar, others are lax or downright negligent when it comes to taking time off work.The latter might especially be the […]

today27 June 2022

Life

Should We All Just Stop Working So Hard?

You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.The work wisdom of going above and beyond in your 20s to set yourself up for success and comfort further down the line is currently very much up for debate.In one camp is a band that advocates working your butt off in the early stages of your career so that you can relax […]

today20 June 2022

Life

Why You Should Assert Your Boundaries As Soon As You Start A New Job

You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.When you first begin in a new work place, it’s tempting to go above and beyond - starting early, leaving late, being available, taking shorter lunch breaks. After all, you want to prove that you’re a hard worker, a team player and all the things you’d promised in your job interview.But we all […]

today13 June 2022

Life

The Race And Gender Pay Gap Is A Wellbeing Issue

You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.Self-care! Treat yo’ self! Down time! Digital detox! Yoga retreat! Therapy!These buzzwords have become part and parcel of the everyday vernacular. With more focus than ever on personal wellbeing, it’s easy to get sucked into the individualistic approach to holistic health. But what’s often missed in these conversations is the material conditions of each […]

today30 May 2022

Life

There’s No Such Thing As A Dream Job, No One Aspires To Do Labour

.You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.What’s your dream job? Many of us have an idealised notion of what the perfect workplace would be like. Flexible working, a four-day work week, an outrageous salary?While there are certainly perks that mitigate the conditions of work, we can also ask whether it’s our dream...to work?Given the choice, most of us would […]

today16 May 2022

fun

Why Scheduling Mid-Week Fun Will Make You Feel Better About Work

Grab a water gun, grab some friends and head to an open space.You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.Want to go for a massage on Wednesday? Or how about a karaoke sesh with pals on Tuesday? Your initial thought might ‘no, not on a work/school night’, but that way of thinking might not be optimal if you want to have […]

today9 May 2022

Job interview

The Most Ridiculous Questions And Requests People Have Faced In Job Interviews

What on earth?You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.“How would you fit a giraffe into a fridge?” An asinine question in most settings, but especially peculiar during a job interview. And yet, these kinds of ‘quirky’ and arbitrary lines of questioning seem to be commonplace during the interview process.In an attempt to make people think ‘outside the box’ or on […]

today2 May 2022

Life

Can We Ever Really Recover From Burnout?

Are you burned out?You’re reading Life-Work Balance, a series aiming to redirect our total devotion to work into prioritising our personal lives.“I’ve had splinters on my feet, I’m physically exhausted, I’ve had breakdowns. All the detox time in the world doesn’t change how burned out I am.”This is the experience of Anthony*, a tech worker, 34, from London. After being asked to work weekends, weeks of late shifts, only then to […]

today25 April 2022 1

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