Have you ever found yourself facing an impossible choice? Either win at work—at the expense of your health and relationships—or succeed at life, sacrificing your career goals. For years, I thought there was no other option. I spent almost all of my time at work. Late nights, weekends, all in an effort to achieve more […]
Archive for Balance
Do you feel caught in the grind? Unable to make time for your family, your health, or hobbies you used to enjoy? Are you caught in the culture of overwork but don’t know how to get out? Work-life balance is not a myth. But it also won’t happen without intentionality and practice. I know. I […]
The opportunity to work from home sounds great! But the reality of being forced to make that shift on short notice can be stressful. Add to that the school closings, work-from-home spouses, and the general uncertainty of the times. It’s nerve-wracking! You may be wondering how to keep your sanity, let alone keep your focus.
If you are like many Americans, you spend more time working than ever. You’re also more likely to work weekends than in years past. We can blame decades-long efforts by companies to boost productivity (ending a century of declines in work hours) and the evolution of work-at-home arrangements for some of the extra hours. But […]
When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It’s not a trick question—even if it seems so at first. A few years ago, I took my mentoring group on a ropes […]
Instead of posting a new episode of my podcast today, I want to encourage you to listen to Andy Stanley’s recent podcast series, Breathing Room. I just finished listening to it yesterday and knew I had to share it with you. Do you ever feel like you can’t catch your breath? Do you run from […]
Where is your focus: past, present, or future? In this guest post by Todd Stocker, he suggests a strategy for maintaining balance.
Recess is an important time for children. It provides them with a chance to blow off steam, so they can be more productive. But adults need it too. Justin Wise explains why and how in this guest post.
This is a principle so simple and yet so profound, it will completely change your life if you consistently practice it. The big idea is that you must schedule time for your most important priorities first. If you don’t, you will never get to them. Here’s how.
Where do you put yourself in your list of priorities? If you are a Christian, God obviously comes first. But who comes second. This is where it gets tricky.
Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Here are five ways to say “no” with consistency and grace.
Most people I know still feel overwhelmed by life’s demands. Despite all the gadgets and gizmos, they don’t have more time. They are only getting busier—and falling further and further behind.