2021 in some ways, was a repeat of 2020 when it came to work-life balance and joy. While two years of pandemic put me right in the middle on the work from home love/hate scale, I did find some bright spots during the year.
Here are 21 things that brought me joy during the pandemic in 2021:
Creating content – writing in particular – can be a very solitary pursuit. Even so, the isolation of the pandemic adds an additional layer of stress and anxiety because of personal and professional pressures that the creator, reviewers, and designers might be under.
Here are some tips to help if you’re feeling a bit more strain creating content during the pandemic:
I coined the term management overhead when I was working in a highly politicized environment. VP level management became obstructions to productivity. In some cases, I was on project teams where VPs and directors outnumbered the people who could do the work. Here’s what I like to call the 5 deadly sins of management overhead: