You Can Do It All – But Do You Want To?

 

I’m out of town this week, but was hoping to do a little work while I got a few other things in order. I told myself I am super woman and I will find a way to make it all work.

But then there is this funny thing called reality. While you can dream it up in your head and everything seems to work out perfect and you get it all done, maybe it will rain that day or the boy you’ve been crushing on finally asks you to dinner. You could still manager to get it all done, but do you want to?

I used to struggle with this question a lot in college. I would see my peers over exerting themselves to have double majors and internships, and I would feel a bit behind. The truth of the matter is, everyone has a pace that works for them, and if you make yourself valuable in the areas you are most passionate about (work, school, volunteer, etc.), you will naturally excel there. There won’t be any reason to show face for every possible event or activity, because you’re already doing your best at a few good things. Your good things.

Be sure to take this into account when you’re in the working world too. Whether you have to take some time off for family matters or put your social life on hold while you finish up a big project, know that it will all get done in time and balance will be restored. Don’t drain yourself (especially before the holidays) trying to be super woman. She took breaks every now and then too.

 

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PR Twitter Tips: November 2014

We’re finally in the last month of the year and to say it went by quickly is an understatement. Here are some of our favorite #PR101 Twitter Tips from the month of November. Thanks to all that tweeted.

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: Appreciate the power of the followup.

: Remember not to burn out. Take time for yourself. You’re not good to anyone if you’re a hot mess!

: Some people will forget to thank you, but that doesn’t make your presence any less important.

: Don’t pitch a product by telling them about the other sites that already covered it. So it’s not news, then?

: Avoid the grey areas. Make it your business to be a fluid communicator.

: Reporters want news, not fluff. Keep press releases short and to the point.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @nycprgirls for more #PR101.

 

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What I Actually Missed About Work

Last week, I had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I had little to no Wifi access, so most of my time was spent laying out on the beach and drinking Pina Coladas. When I arrived back to work yesterday everyone was saying, “you must be so sad to be back.” Actually, I was happy and excited to be back. Weird? Apparently so. Here a few things I missed about work last week.

Wish You Were Here

  • Getting dressed in the morning knowing a fabulous night was in the works later on.
  • Morning coffee talk with the gals in the office.
  • My boss checking in on me every hour.
  • Being in the know of everything happening in the world.
  • Feeling fully accomplished when getting tasks done.
  • Team meetings and being up to speed.
  • The rush of a great placement.
  • SoulCycle classes with my favorite editors.
  • Venting to my coworkers about everything.

Do you ever miss work?

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Make the Most of This Weekend

Lately I have been the worst about being and staying lazy for my entire weekend. While I can blame the cold or too many late nights at the office, really I just need to pony up and make myself a plan. I leave Sunday for a work trip before traveling for Thanksgiving and then a week at home, so I really need to pack in as much holiday-prep time in the city before I leave.

Here’s how:

  • Actually wake up at a decent hour and get out of bed for a full breakfast
  • Go for a brisk run or walk
  • Even when on the couch, be productive by buying holiday gifts
  • OR, go out shopping rather than sticking on the couch
  • Get up and bake some goodies for your friends or co-workers
  • Make plans for a quick lunch date with a friend
  • If you do feel like binging on TV, do it with a loved one who can enjoy it with you
  • Find a new fun spot for dinner

How do you make sure you’re getting the best of your weekends?

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