Work/Life Balance

The issue is well worth monitoring if you are an executive assistant or administrative assistant, not only to understand your own benefits, but also because work colleagues may ask you about it when they might be afraid to ask others.
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Curing burnout once and for all

December 15, 2022 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Discovering how to get a better match between what your job requires of you and the tools you have to complete your duties can cure burnout, writes Christina Maslach, a retired professor of psychology at U.C. Berkeley and the co-author of a new best-seller, The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs.
For many, the shift to remote work during the pandemic offered increased flexibility and work-life balance. But a new survey reveals that 47% of remote workers in the U.S. are concerned about the blurred boundaries between their jobs and personal lives.
How an admin busted her company for violating employees’ rights – and the law.

It’s winter—that’s hygge time!

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

A few years ago, the Danish term hygge had a real moment—it’s defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Keep your hygge strong by working some of these things into your environment.
If you decide to make telecommuting a permanent option after the pandemic ends, you will want to make sure employees’ home offices are as safe as your premises are. Take your cue from the federal government, whose site offers this home office safety checklist.
Question: For the last several years it’s seemed like I’m always either at work or resting up from work in the evenings. Then, the weekends feel like they’re simply a respite from work and not actual life. I wonder if this is something I can change with a better job, or if I’m the problem?
Question: It’s going to be a long winter of telecommuting for a job I don’t especially love and not going out a lot. I think I may need a mental coping strategy! Any advice?
Many employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for paid sick leave and some will be able to take paid FMLA leave under legislation signed into law March 18.

Getting therapy through your phone

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Therapy apps can be a cost-effective and convenient alternative to the scheduling and cost problems of traditional counseling methods. Here are just a few of the apps now available.

Are you making your time off count?

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Do you usually feel recharged when you return to the office after time away, or does that relaxation drain away as soon as you see all your piled-up emails (in other words, almost immediately)?
Experts who spoke with AARP The Magazine say financial freedom later in life is possible if you take these steps.