Work-Life Balance

A curated mix of articles on work-life balance.

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Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Help is on the Way: 10 Tips for Remote Work/Life Balance

When your refrigerator is your lunchroom and your commute consists of 10 stairs, working remotely can be unique and sometimes challenging. How do you separate your home and work lives when your office is your home? The great part about working remotely is it gives you the freedom to do both. The issue is finding that balance between your two worlds. Don’t worry, it can be done.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017

Going for the 5 hour workday

8 hours and 5 days a week is killing me. Every workday I put all my effort into the project. Then I put more effort in to fill the remaining hours and burnout becomes a weekly experience. I even grow do dislike going to work on monday.

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017

The Case Against Work-Life Balance: Owning Your Future

Creating the life and the work you want are by no means easy challenges, but they are absolutely attainable. What’s not realistic is thinking you can own your future and be comfortable at the same time. Grit, not virtuosity, will be the biggest determinant of your success, for reasons I’ll explore in a bit.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016

I Don't Really Believe in Work-Life Balance

If you actually are trying to become great at something, it’s probably on your mind all the time. It’s very hard to love something and not be working on it or talking about it.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Work/Life balance is bullshit.

For me the concept of work/life balance is bullshit. The fact that we call it work/life balance automatically implies that one of the two is negative and we need to balance it with the other.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016

The Four Burners Theory: The Downside of Work-Life Balance

Essentially, we are forced to choose. Would you rather live a life that is unbalanced, but high-performing in a certain area? Or would you rather live a life that is balanced, but never maximizes your potential in a given quadrant?

Friday, Jun 3, 2016

How 'work-life balance' became 'work all the time'

”‘Lean In’ might be a good philosophy for getting you good things in your career,” she added, “but it might not be the best strategy for getting good things in your life.”

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

Give yourself permission to have work-life balance

Burning out early helps no one. WHY are we running? What are we running towards? Are you trying to get promoted, a better title, more money for your family, an early retirement, good healthcare? Ask yourself these questions so you at least know and you’re conscious about your motivations. Sometimes we forget WHY we work.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Work-life balance: flexible working can make you ill, experts say

Practices such as working from home could do more harm than good, research finds, as many employees never ‘switch off’.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015

Fuck Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance doesn’t exist in a world where sippy cups, Algebra lessons, Swedish massage class, yoga, conference calls, editorial deadlines and living in a third language all co-habitate in the same mental space. It just doesn’t. And, it’s asinine to pretend that it does.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

The Jobs That Offer Great Work-Life Balance (and Some That Don't)

According to a new survey from career website Glassdoor, while work-life balance has continued to decrease over the past six years, there are still areas where employees are happy with the amount of time they spend on the clock.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

How To Make Work-Life Balance Work

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Perfecting The Freelance Work-Life Balance À La Française – Interview With Thibaut Barrere Of WiseCash

This week, I got in touch with Thibaut Barrère, a fine fella from France who perfected the freelancer lifestyle. Here’s how this early DNSimple customer opted out of the rat race and into the good life.