Work-Life Balance — Balancing Your Work and Personal Life

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    Work-Life Balance — Balancing Your Work and Personal Life

    The topic of work-life balance applies to a person’s effort to be effective
    in their work life and in their personal life, as well. This topic wasn’t as
    important in the past as it is today because, in the past, people often were
    able to attend primarily to one major role in their life (for example, to working
    in “the” company or housekeeping), rather than to several (for example,
    to the current employer and one’s career and being a mother and being happy
    as an individual). Organizations are recognizing that, to cultivate and support
    productive employees, the organization must assist employees to learn how to
    achieve and maintain suitable work-life balance.

    Test – How Well Is Your Work-Life Balance Now?

    People might think they’re doing fine, only to realize that they are spending
    far more time in their work and far less time for themselves and their family.
    Take this short test to get some perspective on your own life.

    Is
    Your Work-Life Balance Healthy?

    Based on the results of that test, you might consider the many suggestions
    in the following articles.

    Various Perspectives on Work-Life Balance

    09/16/96
    BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY

    Self-Assessment
    Test of Work-Life Stress

    Leadership
    Knowledge Base: Information to Improve Your Leadership Skills.

    How to Fix Misunderstandings at Work and
    in Life

    Work Family
    Connection Home Page

    Families
    at Work – Our Home Page

    Balance work, family issues to boost productivity
    — 1998-03-30

    Work Family
    Connection Home Page

    Families
    and Work Institute

    The
    Work Life Balance Foundation

    Coaching
    Tip — A Different Way to View Work-Life Balance

    Do You Spend Too Much Of Your Life At Work?
    Want Balance? Here’s How to Make that Resolution
    Stick

    Why It’s Better to Be Green Than to Be Profitable
    Take Back Control of Your Work (and Your Life)
    Egocentricity and the Stages of Man
    I’m Back: Making a Smooth Return to Work After an Absence

    Also consider
    Assertiveness
    Attitude
    Authenticity
    Awareness
    Bullying
    (Addressing)

    Burnout
    Cynicism
    Emotional
    Intelligence

    Financial
    Fitness

    Job
    Satisfaction

    Motivating
    and Inspiring Yourself

    Personal
    Development

    Personal
    Productivity

    Physical
    Fitness

    Self-Confidence
    Stress
    Management

    Workaholism

    Thanks to www.accessmagazine.com for many of the following
    links.
    National
    Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

    Parentz
    Channel

    Parent Time


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