Archive for Work Life Balance

Brain Noise

Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t seem to turn your brain off? The day is moving so fast, there is a lot going on and the noise in your head isn’t letting up? You start your day getting the children off to school, you arrive at work greeted by a

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What Does Work Life Balance Mean to You?

At the beginning of one workshop that I do, I ask the question “What would you do if you had more time?”  In all of the years that I’ve posed this question only once has someone said “I’d work more”. As one who enjoys doing many things outside of work, I have to confess that

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What is your breaking point? The productivity vs. work-life balance challenge

Shortly after Thanksgiving, someone posted the following in a LinkedIn group that I am a member of: What is your breaking point? The productivity vs. work-life balance challenge. A lively discussion ensued and I’d like to share some of the thoughts and comments: Maximum productivity requires sustained long-term focus on staying fit physically, mentally and

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Work Life Balance for Women

Work/Life balance isn’t a women’s only issue, yet this article provides sage advice for women who are juggling career and family. According to Jenni Luke, CEO of Step Up Women’s Network it’s critical to clearly define your values as you attempt to achieve work-life balance. Entrepreneur and stylist Rachel Zoe emphasizes the need to act

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Tweak Your Process to Increase Productivity

Do you ever wonder why it’s so difficult to finish certain tasks, and why it never seems to get easier, despite the many times you’ve struggled through the process?  At the end of it all, instead of having a sense of accomplishment, you’re left feeling drained and exhausted. It’s tough, isn’t it? Recently, our daughter

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What Should You Do to Get Organized?

How do you react when some one says, “You should…”, followed by advice that you weren’t looking for? My Mom was famous for that! Always telling me the way that I should do things… which generally was the way that she liked things done. During the early years of motherhood, it wasn’t uncommon for her

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How Do You De-Stress?

Recently, a colleague posed the question, Ann Michael, how do you de-stress? Fortunately there are lots of ways to de-stress, just like there are lots of ways to get organized. Everyone needs a solution that works for them, personally – if you aren’t a good swimmer, then you’ll be uncomfortable in a kayak; if you

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What Should You Do to Get Organized?

How do you react when some one says, “You should…”, followed by advice that you weren’t looking for? My Mom was famous for that! Always telling me the way that I should do things… which generally was the way that she liked things done. During the early years of motherhood, it wasn’t uncommon for her

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Life’s Curve Balls Impact Productivity

Every now and again, life throws us a curve ball and indeed the world pitched a hard and fast one to our family last fall. The past eight months have been filled with an incredible sense of being overwhelmed – as if we had no control over our lives – and an unbelievable journey. As

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Not Following Through on Your Intentions Impacts Your Productivity

I’m actually one of those people who enjoys getting exercise. I don’t mind hitting the health club for some interval training on the cross-trainer, treadmill or arc-trainer followed by some free-weight work. I also enjoy a bike ride at a good clip along the rail trail, or a brisk walk through my neighborhood or a

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