Here’s How To Conquer Work-Life Balance, Once And For All

Here's How To Achieve Work-Life Balance, Once And For All

Work-life balance seems to be an ever-elusive myth that only a select few can achieve. We’re here to prove that’s just not true! Anyone can get comfortable balancing their work duties with their personal agendas, it’s all about changing your perceptions and simplifying your day-to-day. We’ve gathered our favorite resources on achieving work-life balance and put them into one handy guide to put your mind at ease!

Change How You Think About Work-Life Balance to Begin With

At best, balance is perhaps an unrealistic goal: a state of grace in which all is aligned. “When you think of balance, there’s work on one end of the fulcrum and life on the other, and when one is up the other is down – so it’s like a zero-sum game,” explains Marcee Harris Schwartz. Instead, think of “work-life fit.” (New York Times)

Embrace the Contradictions to Synergize Work and Life

As Jack Welch, renowned former CEO of General Electric, famously stated, “There is no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” In short, the best way to create a truly “balanced life” is to focus on integrating work and life into one. (Inc.)

Know Where to Draw the Line

Deciding when, where, and how to be accessible for work is an ongoing challenge, particularly for executives with families. With the plethora of technology we have at our fingertips today, it’s important to know when it’s time to shut off. (Harvard Business Review)

Decide What to Keep and What to Discard

Consider all the things that compete for your time, and decide what to keep and what to discard. “If you want balance you have to force yourself to edit yourself personally and professionally,” says Jody Greenstone Miller. (Forbes)

Download Apps to Control the Madness

Technology makes it easier for you to take your work anywhere, but it can also help you balance your personal and professional lives. These 10 iPhone and Android apps were created to do just that. (Information Week)

(Actually) Use Your Time Off to Recharge

If you’ve noticed that your self-care days leave you just as exhausted as a regular workday, it’s time to revamp your approach to relaxation. Here are a few tips. (The Muse)