How to Work Without Losing Your Mind

How to Work Without Losing Your Mind


Welcome back to the office! It's what we've all been waiting for since the beginning of the pandemic - or is it?

Have we all conveniently forgotten how profoundly irritating our colleagues can be? Have the memories of maddening bosses slipped from our memories (or more likely been deliberately scrubbed)? And now, our home working hybrid hell makes juggling family and work even more terrifying.

So how do we balance success and work with sanity?

Whether you're drowning in a toxic working environment, battling burnout, recovering from redundancy or furlough, or just struggling to figure out what you actually want from your career, Cate Sevilla is here to help coach you through the shittiness of your working day, and help you shift your relationship with your career.

Drawing on her time working in both giant corporations and scrappy startups, Cate Sevilla is a voice of reason, guiding you through every shitstorm you'll ever face, whether you're:

- feeling overwhelmed by your workload
- trying to get out of a job you hate
- battling a micromanager who seems determined to destroy you
- struggling to stay motivated
- or bouncing back from failure

If you've spent your day ugly crying with your colleagues or flat-out exhausted from endless video calls, this book is your well-earned (gin and) tonic at the end of the day.

'Cate's brilliant book is GENUINELY EMPOWERING!' Daisy Buchanan

'An invaluable guide to surviving professional life. Cate Sevilla is insightful, inventive and so supportive' Viv Groskop

'Entertaining and practical; moving and funny and, most importantly, a helping hand from someone who's been through it' Emma Gannon

'A timely and provocative book that is at once empathetic about the challenges work presents and empowering on how to overcome them' Bruce Daisley


  • An invaluable guide to surviving professional life. Cate Sevilla is insightful, inventive and so supportive
    Viv Groskop, author of How to Own the Room

About the author

Cate Sevilla

Cate Sevilla is the editor in chief at Huff Post UK. She has led and managed editorial teams for some of the world's largest media and tech companies - including Google, BuzzFeed and Microsoft. She was a founding member of BuzzFeed UK and later became editor-in-chief at The Pool, at the helm when the company collapsed. Cate is the co-host of Sali Hughes' monthly show on Soho Radio. She is launching a podcast to accompany the publication of her debut book. American with Filipino heritage, Cate was born in California, and moved to London age 20 to marry a British man she met on Myspace - 14 years later, they are strong as ever.
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