Pooja S.

M.A., M.Sc. Positive Developmental Psychology & Evaluation Pooja holds a Master’s in Positive Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and a Master’s in Applied Psychology, Clinical Specialisation from Pondicherry University, India. She has worked and volunteered in non-profit, behavioral science research, and tech start-up settings. As a participant of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4-week course and the Mindful Self-Compassion 5-day intensive, she has learned to tend to the stresses and anxieties in her life from a space of self-compassion and by turning toward rather than resisting unpleasant emotions and feelings. She is continually seeking opportunities to understand and create content related to the human capacity to flourish and thrive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and window shopping at gift stores.

How to Take a Work-from-home Vacation in 5 Easy Steps

Five years ago, I started a part-time remote job, without knowing about work-from-home vacations. I loved my first few weeks working remotely; I was freed of the morning rush to get to work and could work without compromising on time for my friends and family. Self-set goals took precedence over the obligation to stay at my desk until the clock struck 5. But the momentum did not last. A few months in, I was burned out and could find no clear demarcation between work and the rest of my life. I distinctly remember a moment when I was looking at the floor and the surrounding walls after a remote work shift ended, feeling like I had not felt oriented to my …

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