Category: Work-Life Balance

You Might Be A Working Parent If….

Here are some signs that you might be a working parent: You use your sick and vacation time all on the kids’ sick days. Your professional wardrobe selections are made based on their ability to hide various shades of slime.  Note- Patterns=good. You have ever had to mute yourself on a conference call because the…
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Tips To Manage Your Health At Work

It’s great to live in a time where a career no longer looks just one way. Office jobs have changed so much thanks to the internet. There’s part-time and full-time remote work available, you can be an entrepreneur from the comfort of your own home and make your own hours, or even have a career…
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5 Tips for Working Parent Balance

As a working mom with four kids, Balance is a never-ending challenge.  I have demands constantly pulling me in every single direction.  There is my job, my school work, four needy kids, my ailing father, Girl Scouts, Church, and -oh yeah- me.  I’m not wonder-woman.  I will say that over and over again.  I am…
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Is Overworking Affecting Your Health? These Signs Say Yes

~by Wendy Dessler ~ Do you feel like work has begun to consume your life? If so, you aren’t alone. However, it’s not only the time you spend working that is impacting your health. Other factors such as job satisfaction, feelings of appreciation, your work environment, outside responsibilities and your commute can impact your health in…
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How to Get More Done in Less Time

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Most people wish there were more hours in a day. I once opened a problem ticket at my old job to ask for more hours, but somehow that request was denied.   If I can’t get more hours in a day, then I want to certainly get more stuff done…
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Sleep- Mom’s Secret Addiction

Sleep. I love Sleep.  I’m sure most people wonder *IF* I ever sleep.  When I ever sleep.  Actually, Sleep is one of my favorite things in the world.  It helps you get well when you’re sick. It restores your energy, and sometimes the world is just a better world after a good nap.  I think…
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5 Tips for Keeping Sane in the Face of Insanity

Sometimes life comes really fast.  Sometimes it’s like a fun house, gone mad, or a roller coaster ride that seems impossible to get off of.  Keeping sane in midst of the insanity is not always easy to do, and many times is downright impossible.  This week, I’ve been balancing work, Girl Scout Cookies, my Concentration…
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Are You Addicted to Busyness? Take the Busyness Test.

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ We shame people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, but as a culture, we’ve actually normalized and even praised our common Addiction to Busyness. We expect successful people to be busy, so we present a persona of busyness in order to be perceived as successful. This “busyness,” writes author Tim Krieder…
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Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw, is the Seventh of Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It literally means that you should take the time to rest, relax, and unwind to be able to perform at your best.  For me, that’s difficult to do. I know that I should get my regular sleep, and while that can…
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Understanding Why You Are Addicted to Busyness

~by Rebecca Schaeffer~ In technologically wired society, multitasking has become an expectation, but we’ve taken this Puritanical work ethic to an extreme, to the point that busyness has become a seeming hallmark of success! In our previous Leadership Girl post on being Addicted to Busyness, we explored the first step toward tackling your Addiction to Busyness –…
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