Remotely Curious podcast

Motivation

Award-winning author and columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené talks about how to stay motivated and avoid burnout in remote work.

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Listen to Episode 2: Motivation

When was the last time you sat down and thought about what work is to you? Is it a means to an end, or a part of your identity? In today’s episode, we talk to award-winning author and columnist Elizabeth Uviebinené about how to to reframe motivation, avoid the pitfalls of toxic productivity, and break the cycle of demotivating patterns.

Being honest with yourself and going through a reflective process is vital to avoiding burnout and finding your source of motivation.

— Elizabeth Uviebinené, The Reset: Ideas to Change How We Work and Live

We’ll talk about:

  • Overcoming the challenge of monotony in remote work 
  • The tendency to see busyness as a badge of honor
  • How motivation grows stronger when we tie our tasks to our values
  • Helpful ways to combat burnout, like making time for reflection and connection 
  • The importance of perspective in getting motivated for the next “season” of work

About Elizabeth

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Special guest

Elizabeth Uviebinené

Author and columnist

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Elizabeth Uviebinené is an author and founder of Storia, a mindful journaling platform. She has published five books, including Slay In Your Lane and The Reset, and is a columnist at The Financial Times.

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