Articles about Work-Life Balance

The Whole Human

What to do when you think your life sucks

When life sucks, it’s hard to be around perpetually perky people.

Travel

6 trips you should take before turning 40

Forty may seem a long way away when you are in your mid-twenties, but trust me – it will be coming around quicker than you can pack your suitcase and put on your “Out of Office” after reading about these incredible trips.

Leadership

Work’s a beach: How to teach your team to take PTO

We've come up with our own manager's manual for getting your team to take some much-needed time off. The key to all of this is to have a system in place where everyone is happy — YOU included!

Happiness

These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?

We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.

Personal Finance

These are places you could vacation if you skipped just a few brunches

So just saying avocadon’t on a morning of bottomless mimosas won’t really help you with a down payment, but it can buy you some vacation time, according to HomeAway, an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Don’t believe us? Put down the toast and keep reading.

News

Survey: This is the best city for buying your first house in 2018

Buying a home can be exciting and scary. WalletHub analyzed 300 cities and Broken Arrow, Okla. came out on top as the best city to purchase a first home.

Productivity

Travel with a purpose: How to combine your favorite hobbies with traveling

In our modern and hectic world, it seems that the days of traveling just for the sake of it are mostly over for many of us. Mindlessly wandering around as a tourist is a bit passé; nowadays, it is much better if you can let your favorite pastimes take you to new places, combining both kinds of fun at the same time.

Work-Life Balance

JOMO is the new FOMO – and it’s perfect for preventing burnout

First, there was FOMO, which addressed that universal feeling we have developed thanks to social media. Now there's JOMO, the joy of missing out.

Productivity

7 tactics to help you keep engaged at work in the heat

It can be really difficult to motivate yourself to tackle a mountain of emails when your get up and go, has got up and gone – to a beach, with a sangria in one hand and an ice-lolly in the other.

The Whole Human

The 2 lessons about happiness that completely changed my mindset

Recently, I’ve had two eye-opening realizations about life and they’ve helped me feel happiness when things aren’t going as planned.

Books

This CEO dropped everything and moved to Bali and it changed his life completely

It sounds like the plot of a movie. Super successful CEO has a great job but is feeling burned out and never get to see his family and friends because of his career success. So he decides to drop everything and move to Bali. But this isn't a movie plot. This is what Ben Feder, the entrepreneur behind Take Two Interactive and the now President of International Partnership for Chinese internet titan firm, Tencent did.

Pop Culture

How 10 celebrities say they integrate work-life balance

10 celebrities share how they try to integrate work and life. Despite fame and fortune, work-life balance plagues all parents, regardless of their paycheck.

News

Survey: 68% of workers say children more difficult to manage than employees in the summer

Research reveals that 68% of employees say that their kids are tougher "to manage" during summer break than their workers.

News

These are the countries with the best work-life balance

All eyes are on the world's best soccer teams right now, but what about which countries have the best work life balance for their employees? OK, so it isn't quite as exciting but if you have no work life balance then you have no time to watch soccer so there you go.

Morning Routine

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

As a busy neurosurgeon, wrestling coach, author, speaker, and dad, my morning routine is the secret to my success. It consists of only three simple steps that set the rest of my day up for productivity — I call it my triple threat.

career change

7 questions to ask before quitting your job

Even if that grand exit seems more and more appealing these days, career experts suggest reigning in those impulses — and answering a few questions first.

2 eye-opening experiences that trigger immediate clarity and behavior change

If you’re struggling to be motivated, you need to have at least one of these two types of experiences.

Vacation

How to have a successful summer vacation

Lots of people will take a vacation this summer, but for many of them, their vacations won’t be the relaxing, recuperative getaways they were hoping for.

The Whole Human

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

The following list unveils some of the most important lessons in life that people learn the hard way.

Work-Life Balance

The REAL reason for work-life imbalance (and 3 solutions)

If you’re juggling a hundred balls, you need an overall work-life strategy to calm things down — not just tactics that give you more to do.

Stress

6 tips to help you enjoy a vacation without feeling guilty

We’ve rounded up six expert suggestions to help you set aside those sneaky feelings so they don’t sabotage your vacay. You’ll travel a lot lighter when you can leave your guilt at home and thoroughly enjoy your trip.

News

People who make $80,000 are most likely to have 4th of July week off

Whether or not you decide to take the whole week of 4th of July off may depend on factors you cannot always control like your workload and what kind of manager you have. But it may also depend on your salary, according to a new survey on employees' vacation habits.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: This is the best city for recreation this year

WalletHub took a look at "the 100 most populated U.S. cities" in terms of four factors: "Costs," "Weather," "Quality of Parks" and "Entertainment & Recreational Facilities."

Vacation

Survey: 63% of employees don’t plan to work on July 5th

It's officially a holiday week— the fourth of July is this Wednesday, and there are bound to be a bunch of absences across your office. New data from OfficePulse shows that 63% of employees don't plan to work on the fifth of July. More than 350 workers weighed in for the survey.

Travel

How the founder of ClassPass keeps up her workout routine on a business trip

Working out is super beneficial for most people and can be a great way to keep yourself balanced and shed the work stress of the day (or if you do it first thing in the morning, it can really set the tone for the day.) The problem is even the most devoted of workout folks can get completely thrown off when they travel for work.