Work/Life Balance

Find the lowest gas price

April 1, 2007 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Find the lowest gas price near your workplace. Go to www.gaspricewatch.com or GasBuddy (www.gasbuddy.com)…  
All peak performers do certain things: put in long hours, exercise, work in family time, etc. But they also have idiosyncrasies or secrets for making sure that they stay at the top of their game. What’s remarkable is how much their work habits vary.
Without a best buddy at work, the chances of your being engaged in your job are only one in 12. So says Tom Rath, author of Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without.

Energize your day

February 1, 2007 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Energize your day by leaving work at work.
If you’re hesitant to seek more flexibility, steel your nerves: You have every reason to seek out the most efficient ways to complete your work at the office and at home. And, even in a tight job market, you don’t have to offer to reduce your earnings to get the flexibility you need. The right kind of flexibility benefits your employer too. For example…
You could write a book, right? Well that’s what these authors did—about their admin work. What are you reading these days? Have you read any of these buzz-worthy business books—or others? Give us something to talk about…
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Think: Do you remember what your New Year’s Resolution was? And more important, have you kept your resolution(s)? Finding time to think is important for a healthy mind and body. After the mad rush of the holiday season, many of us expected the whirling-dervish feeling of struggling to balance work and home life to end. But has it?
“Small, ongoing conflicts” increase by three to five times the chances that you’ll come down with a stress-related illness. So, take these “small, ongoing steps” to reduce stress at work and at home … and keep yourself healthy:
Your job is expanding, but your paycheck isn’t. Sound familiar? Here’s what HR experts say to do.
  Even upbeat, energetic people have slumps. You can pull yourself out of one with a little wisdom and these tactics.
Do you have trouble saying “No”? Do you worry whether other people at work like you? Watch out: You could be sabotaging your career.
Your title may not carry much authority, but you have all the tools you need to persuade others to do what you want.