Managing the demands of your career while being fully present at home requires a delicate balancing act. In a 2017 employee happiness survey, 48 percent of employees who felt unhappy on the job cited a lack of work/life balance as the culprit.1
Maybe you want to inject more productivity into the hours you spend at the office, so you have more time for your family during off-hours. Or perhaps you would like to work from home more often. Developing habits that encourage the kind of work/life balance you seek can help you create a schedule that suits you, your career and your family.
Here are some tips:
1Michael Moulton, "Happiness is...Listening & Appreciating," Teem, May 4, 2017. https://teem.com/2017-employee-happiness-survey-results/
2Andrea Fryrear, "The High Cost of Multitasking: 40% of Productivity Lost by Task Switching," Wrike, September 24, 2015. https://www.wrike.com/blog/high-cost-of-multitasking-for-productivity/
3Ladan Nikravan, "Is a lack of sleep affecting your produtivity at work?" CareerBuilder, March 10, 2017. https://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/lack-of-sleep-productivity-at-work
4Brie Weiler Reynolds, "Survey: Only 7% of Workers Say They're Most Productive in the Office," FlexJobs, August 26, 2016. https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/survey-workers-most-productive-in-the-office/
5APA Center for Organizational Excellence, "The line between people's work and nonwork lives continues to blur," American Psychological Association, November 2015. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2015/11/upfront-line-work.aspx
6Cameron Huddleston, "More Than Half of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings in 2017," GoBankingRates.com, September 12, 2017. https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/half-americans-less-savings-2017/
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