Just because your work doesn’t always look like work doesn’t mean you don’t get to take a real vacation. You already deserve this vacation; it’s not a reward for achieving summer goals. In fact, not only do you deserve a vacation, you need a vacation. You work hard. Fatigue impairs cognitive … [Read more...] about How to take a vacation
Habits are important. Rest is also important. How do you square the advice to write every day with my advice to take weekends off and have real vacations? Change “write every day” to “write every working day”. Your brain is perfectly capable of distinguishing between work days and rest days. … [Read more...] about Squaring “write every day” with “take the weekend off”
We all get long weekends sometimes, though for different reasons. It seems that a lot of holidays that used to float are now observed on a Monday in order to make it a long weekend. I know a lot of academics have a hard time regularly taking 2-day weekends. I'm betting long weekends are even … [Read more...] about Are you taking long weekends?
You're tired of the popular misconception that academics get the whole summer off. Are you letting that public perception affect how you work? Are you working indoors at your desk? Are you working during "normal working hours"? Are you avoiding the hammock? The patio? The dock? Are you … [Read more...] about When your work doesn’t look like work