Dan and James share their thoughts on a recent paper that proposes ten rules for improving academic work-life balance for early career researchers and the figure from this paper that became a meme.
Here are the rules:
- Long hours do not equal productive hours
- Examine your options for flexible work practices
- Set boundaries to establish your workplace and time
- Commit to strategies that increase your efficiency and productivity
- Have a long-term strategy to help with prioritization, and review it regularly
- Make your health a priority
- Regularly interact with family and friends
- Make time for volunteer work or similar commitments that are important and meaningful to you
- Seek out or help create peer and institutional support systems
- Open a dialogue about the importance of work–life balance and advocate for systemic change
Dan mentioned an app he sometimes uses to track his time, called Timery.
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Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, August 2) "137: Ten rules for improving academic work-life balance", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/7F3KNSupport Everything Hertz