For many of us, work now shares a common space and schedule with raising children, socializing, and caring for ourselves. It can be hard to adapt and allocate our mental and physical resources to give both the attention they deserve. But finding balance, even in these troubling times, is necessary. So, let’s get started.
Well, here we are again. Another week begins and we’re still working from home. We might as well face it. We could be here a while. But look on the bright side, telecommuting does have its advantages. The commute is certainly a lot easier. The only traffic jam you’ll likely experience is when the kids are hogging the bathroom. More importantly, research suggests that working from home can actually make you more productive. Your living room can be a productive workspace. You just have to make the transition to telecommuting.
You already know all about work-life balance. You work hard, but you always make the time for the things that are important to you like healthy exercise, spending time with family and friends, and indulging in hobbies. You know how important it is to take a break from work, but what about the breaks you take while you’re working? Taking a work break during your work-day can help to maximize your productivity. With everything else you have going on you may think you don’t have time.
You went to college to become an accountant, but after five years in the business, crunching numbers all day for a corporation isn’t doing it for you. Instead, you think you’d like to have a career in the arts, a 180-degree change from your previous nine to five job. You’re nervous. You wonder it’s even possible to change career paths so radically? Considering such a change may seem like an extreme measure, but if you’re unhappy with your professional or personal situation, it might be time to head in a new direction.