Tips to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance Yourself

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Tips to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance Yourself
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Most of us believe we will enjoy our leisure (recreation, relaxation) time more when we first finish our work.
In other words, we have the unconscious perception/prediction that we will enjoy leisure time taken after our work is done more than leisure time taken before our work is done.
That's why we tend to put work on the first place and leisure comes only second.

O’Brien and Roney (2017) investigated to what extent this prediction fits with reality.
Their main finding is: "we may be over-worrying and over-working for future rewards that actually will be just as pleasurable in the present.”

Walking the Dog...
Marl van der Toorn, Manager, Netherlands, Moderator
Thank you for this interesting topic. It reminds me about how I felt some years ago, after quitting my job and starting my own company. Now I could wa...Sign up

Work/Life Balance... Really?
Nkechi Chukwuka, Student (MBA), Nigeria, Member
@Marl van der Toorn: Like you Marl, I've thought long and hard about work/life balance especially considering that I...Sign up

ABC to Balance Time Between WORK, FAMILY, SPORT and HOBBY
Javier Elenes, Business Consultant, Mexico, Member
The ABC of balancing time between Work, Family, Sport and Hobby:
  1. Remember that you work for a better life for you and ...Sign up

Time is the Essence
Dev , Manager, India, Member
Since the start of my career, the only thing of focus was my work. Things that gave me joy (hobbies, sports, music etc.) were neglected for work.
...Sign up

Work... and Hobby
Isaias Joao, Director, Angola, Member
@Javier Elenes: This really made me think… In fact it was like a punch in my stomach, I am a work addict and it gave...Sign up

Finding a Work-life Balance is Hard
Alan, Student (University), China, Member
Work-life balance is quite crucial in our life, especially for new, young workers. I think the ability of keeping a proper work-life balance is relate...Sign up

Tips to Achieve a Better Work-life Balance Yourself
Graham Williams, Management Consultant, South Africa, Member
Of course we all resist imbalance and fragmentation. The danger of trying to achieve balance is that this focuses on things like the allocation of tim...Sign up

Establish the Correct Priorities in Your Life
Carlos A. Arango, Management Consultant, United States, Member
I think the problem in our lives is to establish the correct priorities and boundaries. We often complain that we do not have enough time; howe...Sign up

Balance and Harmony
Lucila Sotomayor, Strategy Consultant, Mexico, Premium Member
As years have gone by, I seem to be immersed in more interesting work activities, work is always there, it really never finishes.
Looking back, I...Sign up

Resting is Done After Work According to Me
yves paluku mathe, Student (University), Rwanda, Member
@Marl van der Toorn: Thank you so much Mr Marl for your experience you shared! I'm eager to start my own business t...Sign up

Equilibrium is Better Than Balance
Naresh Sinha, Coach, India, Member
In the competitive world maintaining balance may seem too utopian and it may seem if this may be achieved only by people who already have achieved som...Sign up

Balancing the Work / Life Domains
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
As a manager I didn’t. Flexi-time helped, but like @Marl van der Toorn argued, a re-think was needed to become comfo...Sign up


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