Archive for the ‘Staying sane at work’ Category

Weekendvy and the lies told about the weekend

It’s not often we get a survey sent to Mother Who Work Towers that make me chuckle. In this case, my fit of giggles was in the knowing that some of the results must be true! The years of working in the media and cringing whenever someone asks what my

How to love your work when you can’t change your job

Despite common belief, it’s not always easy to move jobs when you fall out of love with it. Whether it’s because there just isn’t anything else available in a small town, or because you need to upskill or get more qualifications (that you’re either working on or can’t afford to

Choose 5 things to do a day – you won’t regret it

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic of envy came up. The presenter spoke about receiving a message from a subscriber who was envious of someone who lived in her neighbourhood and seemed to have it all: great social life, gorgeous home, loving spouse and she also

What does a bullet and a journal have in common – and why you should care!

When technology fails, the traditional, fail-safe methods are what we gravitate towards. You may ignore a reminder, forget to add an important meeting to your Google Calandar, or your battery might run out on your smartphone when you desperately need to confirm a date. But a notebook or a bullet

How to face your fears in your career and business

There’s enough negativity in the world without letting your own thoughts destroy your chance of achieving your dreams before you’ve even started. Do you sometimes want to bite the bullet and go on a particular course, or start a part-time business from home but don’t know why you keep holding

The case for being a working mum: your child will be just fine

Convention has it that women cannot have it all, but a report has provided evidence that they can have happy, healthy children and a full-time job after all. So if you’re battling the guilt of going back to work and think it will damage your children in some way, you

Ditch the guilt: being a working mum is real

The number of UK working mums has more than tripled since 1951 and statistics show that 68% mums now work. This increase is thought to be largely due to the introduction of maternity rights and family-friendly policies, but changing attitudes to work and improved access to higher education have also

How to return to work in your true fabulousness

School may be out for summer, but are you set for a return back to work after your maternity leave or a break, raising your child? Being taken seriously in the workplace does have a lot to do with skill and experience, but looking frumpy won’t win you any accolades

Summer holidays are looming: how to balance work and family when no work = no money

With the sun out (hopefully) and the children full of cheer at the fun they’ll be having for the next few weeks, you want to keep the atmosphere a fun and positive one. But there’s one cog in the wheel – you have to work. If yours is a business

Why you should outsource – even if you work for someone else

There are only so many hours in a day – 24 hours, to be precise, and with all the best will (and planning) in the world, if you’re a one-woman band, or run a very small company, trying to do everything yourself just isn’t feasible. Being a mumpreneur or solopreneur

How to promote yourself – go on, you deserve it!

We all need a boost sometimes – and why wait for someone else to do it, when we can do it for ourselves? If you’re tongue tied when it comes to singing your own praises, here are some tips to help you recognise your strengths and enjoy them!

Do you know who you are? Three questions to help you work that out

Feeling lost in all things motherhood? Do you feel like you’re stuck in a vacuum of school run, work, school run, chores, (little) sleep, then rinse and repeat? Routine is good, but if you’re really not enjoying life in the process, it’s time for a change. Life really is easier

How to use your weekends effectively so you stop being scatty during the week

Sunday may soon be over but today’s feature will help you next week (and the weeks to come). You’ll learn how to get your Organisation Queen crown on and make your week run like a Stepford wife, but with personality! Most of us use the weekend to spend time with

How to stop being dumped on…and say no without the guilt

Being a help to others is a good trait to have, but if you are personal dumping ground to all who know you, it can be a tiring occupation to say the least. But how do you break free from the chains of compassion without feeling guilty? Being assertive and

Four tips to survive the office Christmas party and boost your kudos at work

Love them or hate them, the Christmas party is something that most of us can’t get out of. Your employers expect you to make an effort to have a ‘laugh’ with your colleagues and get into the spirit of Christmas…it’s just not optional.