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Work-life Balance: A Method of Sacrifice, Understanding

By Kym Klass
The Montgomery Advertiser

Finding the time to meet work deadlines and still find time to attend family events, school functions, or even take that much-needed vacation creates sacrifice at the workplace and on the home front. When work receives more attention, the family suffers. When the family is priority, work is put on hold.

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Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

By Todd Defren
Business2Community

Before we ask the question, “How well are you balancing your professional and personal lives?” we need to first ask, “What does work-life balance mean to you?” After observing me at work for a full day a few years ago, my daughter wryly observed, “Basically, your job is to write and respond to emails. All. Day. Long.” With that frame of reference in mind, here’s what work-life balance means to me...

 

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Are You a Time Micromanager or a Time Strategist?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

The day starts when you step foot into your office building, and it ends when you put your computer to sleep around the 5 o’clock hour. For some, the eight hour work day isn’t enough, and for others it’s way too much. So, here’s the question you need to ask yourself…do you micromanage your time to stay busy, or do strategically play out your tasks and projects to be more productive?

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Why Not to Force Yourself to Become a Morning Person

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Many experts believe that it’s important to give into your body’s natural rhythms and preferences. If you’re not meant to be a morning person, it’ll tell you. Read on if you need more proof that you can snooze without losing.

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How to Get the Most Out of a 5-Minute Break

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Sure, you might not even be able to find the time to step out of the office for a 30-minute lunch, but even if you can afford to take five minutes here and there, it could very well make a world of difference for the productivity levels in your work day.

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Like it or Not, Video Conferencing is Here to Stay

By Glynn Cosker
Contributor, Online Career Tips

When I was a teenager, I marveled at the future. According to most futurists, scientists, and—more importantly—movies, by now I’d be getting to my job in a flying car.

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Stressed at Work? Read Your Desk Calendar

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

It is never a good idea to check your personal baggage in at work. While it's hard at times to leave it at the door, it really is a necessity. Finding something as small as a funny quote from your favorite show can be a mood saver. How you come into work can dictate the mood for your entire day.

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What to Do When You Run Out of Work to Do

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Most of us work like machines throughout the day, charging forward without stopping for a breath. You keep pushing to meet deadlines and not fall behind, and now all of that hard work has paid off. Sure, take a moment to breathe and bask in your accomplishment, but now is not the time to twiddle your thumbs. Use this time to do something productive that will make your job even more efficient.

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