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Taking stock of Q1 as employees and individuals

As we say farewell to Q1, it’s time to take stock. How are we doing not just as employees, but as individuals? I am a nerd about mastering the 9-5. Ideally, I would batch-prep lunch for the week on Sundays, work out every morning BEFORE work, maximize productivity by eliminating distractions and focusing intensely for short bursts of time, etc etc. These oft-sited paths to workweek #winning may not work for everyone, but it’s important to experiment and find strategies that help us achieve the life balance we all desperately need. I SO believe that unlike “having it all”, balance is actually possible. So therefore, it’s important to evaluate our routines and habits and continue to tweak, improve, and cast aside that which doesn’t serve us. This week’s round up of links is in the spirit of finding the strategies that will make work in Q2 more successful so that we can have and relish more play.

My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back http://bit.ly/1kUABVB

The Confidence Gap – Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men. http://bit.ly/1ndcHEO

How To Get Better At Asking For More (So Women Can Stop Working 59 Days For Free) http://bit.ly/1ggABI6

12 ways to extend the life of every article you write http://tnw.co/1m0ld9U

Matt Griffin on How We Work: My Life with Email http://bit.ly/1hvzBnR

Meet Bossy, A Cute Desktop Assistant That Wants You To Be A Better Worker http://bit.ly/1iH608f

Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).

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