Now that I'm a freelance consultant and my home is an empty nest, I'm meeting enlightened leaders across all industries who embrace the scientific findings which prove that proper sleep is a sensible management tool for enhancing creativity, problem solving, and decision making.
You can't spend 25 percent of the day at work, 25 percent of the day with your kids, 25 percent of the day with your spouse, and 25 percent of the day taking care of yourself, and still achieve your goals and make sure everyone feels taken care of. It's just not possible.
If you are courageous and selective about the things you commit to, I promise you that your life will get easier. You will be able to free yourself from undue stress and guilt if you can reduce the amount of things you agree to do.
We all know that our lives are overbooked, and it seems to be getting worse. But lately I've been wondering if we're busier than we really need to be. Are we creating extra work and obligations for ourselves by thinking we're more essential than we actually are?
I recently came back from CES in Las Vegas, where one of the biggest trends coming out of the show was Digital Health. I was inspired, and I decided this would be a great New Year's Resolution. One week later I forgot everything I learned.
Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.
Do Sunday nights fill you with the dread of "back to work Monday?" Do you want to hide under the covers when the alarm goes off? It doesn't have to be that way. You can transform your work so it makes you feel alive and vibrant.
Feel free to let your boss know that a new study released by the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and American Cancer Society has confirmed what many have long suspected: that lengthy car commutes are terrible for your health.
Business in a capitalist society has one goal and one goal only: to make money. This is often given as a justification for denying the value of policies that help employees achieve (or even attempt) work-life balance.