I’m on vacation this week, but my blog isn’t. Each day this week I plan to round up archived posts that share a common theme. Today, in honor of my butt being in a beach chair enjoying sunshine and margaritas, the theme is work-life balance, why it’s important, and how to get more of it.
- Taking time away from work to chill out and relax can be good for your productivity and performance. Really. There’s psychology research to prove it!
- Email can be a godsend, except when you find yourself checking it nights, weekends, and every hour in between. When email means you’re always reachable, it can be hard to step away from work. Read three reasons why keeping separate work and personal email addresses can help keep you sane.
- Maintaining work-life balance is important even if you love your job, but it can be challenging, too. Here are three tips for keeping good boundaries between your you-time and your work-time.
- That work-life balance thing is especially pesky if you work from home. Your haven is also your office. I’ve suggested some strategies for carving out relaxation time while maintaining productivity when you work from a home office.