The phrase, Work-Life Balance tends put many people
off.Impossible!A pipe dream!A dated concept!But I don’t
think so.... the issue isn’t the term—it’s our definition of the phrase and
what it implies that needs to evolve.
I’d like to propose a different definition.Work-Life Balance is not about the amount of time you spend working vs.
not-working.It’s more about how you spend your time working and
relaxing….recognizing that what....
sleep and poor nutrition can be compensated for with caffeine, sugar, power
bars, or the pure will to concentrate, but nothing substitutes for genuine
physical health. Sleep, exercise, a proper diet, and regular checkups maintain
your physical body. This is a basic, essential priority, which provides the
well of energy from which you draw the strength to accomplish everything else
you need to do. Some people neglect their own physically health for so long
that they forget what it feels like to be healthy and rested. Making the
commitment to your physical health will have an immediately....
years ago Life Magazine conducted the Great American Weekend Study, and
discovered that 47% people wait until Thursday night or later to plan their
weekends. I don’t even need to tell you what happens when we wait too
long to plan---the weekend slips through our fingers and before we know it’s
Sunday night, and we didn’t do anything fun or refreshing.
During stressful times, it’s more essential than ever to stay in balance—to mindfully
fill your downtime off with activities that really recharge you. If you
spend your time on the right things-you gain renewed perspective, optimism....
Once the world gets quiet, does your mind wake up? Do you start ticking through your to-do list the minute your head hits the pillow? A churning mind can’t sleep; and a mind without sleep doesn’t function.Sleep deprivation is miserable--it steals energy and productivity from the next day — so you don’t enjoy your waking hours either, and the cycle starts all over again.
So, how can you reclaim the pleasure of a good night's sleep? First, I want to ask you a question: Do you think of sleep as the endof one day or the beginningof the next? I find that......
More and more people are working from home these days—as freelancers, budding entrepreneurs, or even as virtual employees of a larger company.Working from home often brings with it a lot of freedom – the freedom to make decisions, to set hours, and to determine your own workplace culture. Yet the home-based office has its share of challenges. Space is limited. It’s hard to be productive with unstructured days. You do not have the same support that comes with working at a big company, and the lines often blur between home and work.
With just a little organization, you can be productive, efficient, and enjoy all of the advantages of working from home. Here are a few of the core strategies I give my clients to ensure they get things done and feel effective.........
We live in a fast-paced world filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities. Like
kids in a candy shop, we can easily feel overwhelmed choices on where we spend our time. What’s most important? How do we find time to get things done? How much can we handle? It is tempting to shove more in our day than is humanly possible, and discouraged at the end of the day when we barely got past the second item on our to-do list.In an overstuffed schedule, we feel out of balance—where one area of our lives monopolizes our time at the expense of other more important things.
Throughout my 20 years as a time management coach , I’ve found that there are certain key skills that make the difference between a day that feels in balance vs. out of balance....
Several years ago Life Magazine conducted the Great American Weekend Study, and discovered that 47% of the people surveyed wait until Thursday night or later to plan their weekends.I don’t even need to tell you what happens when we wait too long to plan---the weekend slips through our fingers and before we know it’s Sunday night, and we didn’t do anything fun or refreshing....