Caught between the demands of life and work, sleep is often one of the first things to get cut. It’s even become a sort of value-signaling to prioritize work over sleep. But what if sleep is the very thing you need to actually accomplish more? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that healthy adults get between […]
Archive for Work Life Balance
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 […]
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 […]
Our bodies weren’t designed to be in a constant state of stress. To put it simply, you can’t work all the time and not feel the negative effects. The solution? Create a rhythm of rest and work. High achievers find this hard to believe. When you are driven by the need to achieve, it can […]
You’ve put together the dream team of employees. They are excited, engaged, and passionate about their work. Sustaining this level of energy to achieve challenging goals year after year means you must make work-life balance a priority for your team. Your employees become the heart of your organization. Your success is driven by your team. […]
Your energy and your attitude drive your success. In order to accomplish your demanding goals year after year, you have to protect your health and relationships. In doing so, you free up your mind to do your most productive and creative work. There are activities that you do that create a more enriching life outside […]
There are a fixed number of hours in the day. If you don’t intentionally plan out how you are going to spend them, they will inevitably be filled by the needs of others. After years of allowing my time to be almost completely filled by work, I realized I needed margin. Now I use my […]
Have you ever found that no matter how many hours you put in, it never seems to be enough? For most of us, as we feel stress or pressure at work, we put in more hours. This Hustle Fallacy is a widespread belief in our culture—if we just work harder, put in more hours, and […]
Every leader needs a full and balanced life to be fully effective. But when you leave work, it can feel like you’re going to your second job—home. Managing a household takes a ton of energy. It can leave you with no gas in the tank for personal interests or actually spending time with your family.
Leaders thrive on getting things done. The problem is that there’s more to be done than any one person can accomplish. That can leave you feeling overwhelmed, even paralyzed. Ever found yourself procrastinating because you couldn’t decide what to do next? There’s a better way.
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 […]
The way we’re doing productivity isn’t working. I hear stories and regrets that confirm it whenever I talk with entrepreneurs, executives, and other busy leaders. The old methods are no match for all the interruptions and distractions of today’s environment. Thankfully, there’s a new, emerging science of productivity—and you’re invited to listen to eight of […]