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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

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
Bullying (Addressing)
Emotional Intelligence
Financial Fitness
Job Satisfaction
Motivating and Inspiring Yourself
Personal Development
Personal Productivity
Physical Fitness
Stress Management

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National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Parentz Channel
Parent Time

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