Work/Life Balance

More U.S. workers seem to be satisfied with their jobs than at any time since 2005. But do they have everything they want?
With the holidays approaching, you might feel overwhelmed about everything you have to do. The trick, experts say, is careful planning and prioritization. Here’s how.
If you want a first aid kit to patch the pain and maybe bring just a little daylight through the window beside your lousy, stupid, awful desk, try these tips.
Many people struggle to achieve work/life balance, but they may be better served by working toward work/life integration. Balance means focusing all your energy on work during work hours and leaving plenty of time to do all your personal tasks and socializing without thinking about work. But most of us can’t achieve that.
April is National Stress Awareness Month, making it a good time to take stock of how you feel at work and figure out if you’re dealing with stress properly so you don’t burn out or wear yourself down.

Work fitness into your lunch break

March 12, 2015 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Think you don’t have time to work out over lunch? Think again, says Amir Khan, health and wellness reporter for U.S. News & World Report.

What will a 401(k) buy?

February 19, 2015 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentWork/Life Balance

The average 401(k) balance registered with the Vanguard mutual fund company was $101,650 in mid-2014. That’s up 80% since the end of 2008.

Work days just keep getting longer

January 23, 2015 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Full-time U.S. workers now put in an average of 47 hours a week, according to recent Gall­­up poll.
If you ask Sara Geiger, she’ll tell you it’s fantastic. Geiger loves the atmosphere at the eight-building campus in Menlo Park, Calif. She loves the free meals, the on-site gym and happy hour drinks. Most of all, reports Claire Moorman in the Dubois County Herald, she feels like she belongs there.
There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.
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Time to take back your vacation time

November 11, 2014 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off  work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.
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