Story time, gang!
I’m a millennial whose been using laptops consistently since age 14. My screen time has only increased since, thanks to modern employment and the death of flip phones. Now that I’m in a tech role, things are only going downhill for me.
Note: Eastern State Penitentiary has no clue I’m writing this review about my experience. Just in case you were wondering!
Sooo I’m veering away from my typical advice-y posts, to tell you about this awesome thing you must do on your next trip to Philly.
And if you had zero plans to visit Philadelphia, welp, I’m about to change your mind.
It’s time for me to come clean, gang. For the longest time, I was not good about paid-time off (PTO).
It’s not like I don’t take my time. In fact, I’ve never let a single day expire. I’ve just been so disorganized about this in the past, that it was stressful even figuring out what to do with the time when I finally did take it.
If I haven’t said this yet, I believe all of us should use every last hour of our vacation time. For one, us workaholics need that time away to relax and reset. But more importantly, that’s time we’ve earned. This is part of our compensation, ‘money’ we’d be throwing down the toilet if we didn’t use that time!
When you work for a nonprofit, self-care is a must.
In a sector ripe with burn-out, it’s no wonder there are zillions of articles practically screaming for us to relax! This line of work gets hard, especially when you’re a well-intentioned professional who just wants to save the world.
Work projects really help us grow in our careers, especially when you’re first starting out. I know that many of the skills I rely on for my role — like prioritization, or managing deadlines — continue to be honed because of the projects I get to work on at my org.
So if these skills make us better at our jobs, why not adopt them when we’re off the clock too?