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Four-day week trial: study finds lower stress but no cut in output

Study of trial at New Zealand firm finds staff were both happier and more productive Analysis of one of the biggest trials yet of the four-day working week has revealed no fall in output, decreases in stress and increased staff engagement, fuelling hopes that a better work-life-balance for millions could finally be in sight.Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand financial services company, switched its 240 staff from a five-day week to a four-day week last November and maintained their pay. Productiv...
Tags: Money, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Work-life balance, New Zealand, Perpetual Guardian


It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019.Adam Grant, a psychologist from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, said: "I think we have some good experiments showing that if you reduce work hours, people are able to focus their attention more effectively, they end up producing just as much, often with higher quality and creativity, and they are also more loyal to the...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Happiness, Economy, Creativity, Pennsylvania, Work-life balance, Innovation, New Zealand, OECD, Henry Ford, Wharton School, Adam Grant, Cubicle, Rutger Bregman


7 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance Beginning Today

You're reading 7 Ways to Improve Work-Life Balance Beginning Today, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When you live an unbalanced life, there is always the likelihood of spending too much of your time in a single direction. This is what makes it primordial for each and one of us to concentrate on attaining balance in our daily lives. And even if we most often think of our work ...
Tags: Featured, Work Life Balance, Time Management, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain


Burned out and overwhelmed: should you embrace the joy of no?

Once we were pressured to acquire things and do more with our lives. Now, we’re being told to declutter our homes and diaries. What happened to just being ourselves? What brings you joy? It is a question that is hard to avoid these days, as joy seems to be the new buzzword. It is on the cover of two new books, The Joy of No (#Jono) by Debbie Chapman, published at the end of last year, and The Joy of Missing Out, by the philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann, published earlier this month. I...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Netflix, Health & wellbeing, Work-life balance, Chapman, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Jono, Brinkmann, Debbie Chapman, Svend Brinkmann, Chapman Brinkmann


We Reject the Side Hustle

Read enough about career and money, and you’ll start to see a lot of the same pieces of advice repeated over and over again. Most are sensible and innocuous. Some are downright bad. Read more...
Tags: Career, Work Life Balance, Lifehacks, Side Hustles, Preserving Sanity


Vacationing and Work Life Balance

According to marriage.com, divorce lawyers estimate that entrepreneurs have divorce rates that are five to ten percentage points higher than the national average in the U.S. The good news is that the U.S. average has been dropping and the divorce rate is now well below the oft-referenced ‘50%’. A big reason for the higher divorce […]
Tags: Sales, Work-life balance, Management Team, Small Business Owners, Vacationing


7 top CEOs on the one thing that makes their mornings more productive

Do you wake up and check your email while your eyes are still half closed? If so, you might want to rethink your morning routine. The early hours of the day set the tone for everything to come, so it's no surprise that so many successful people take an intentioned approach to what they do first thing.These hyper-successful CEOs reveal their morning routines that help them prioritize calm, concentration, and the meaningful stuff — without sacrificing productivity.1. Jeff Bezos carves out a mornin...
Tags: Productivity, Arianna Huffington, Happiness, Success, Hack, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Sundar Pichai, Gary Vaynerchuk, Huffington, Van Jones, Sundar Pichai Google, Haney


The Real Mommy War Is Against the State

Stop blaming yourselves. Blame the total lack of social supports.
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, Parenting, Work-life balance, Italy, United States Politics and Government, Women and Girls, Paid Time Off


When You Feel Uninspired at Work—And Can’t Quit

It’s another day at the office. Another boring, blah day. In fact, lately every day has felt this way. You’ve even thought about leaving, maybe fantasized about it on your lunch break or while sitting in another meeting you didn’t really need to attend. But right now, that’s not an option. Because money is tight. Because you’re the breadwinner. Because you carry the benefits for your family. Because you’re trying to get a mortgage or pay off your credit card debt. Because of any number of—valid,...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Happiness, Inspiration, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Creativity, Boredom, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Career Goals, JILL JACINTO, Jacinto, Meneghello


Fixes: When It’s Hard to Make Ends Meet, Can Smart Apps Help?

From managing the government’s SNAP food-assistance program to paying parking tickets on time or using payday loans, new technology can guide low-income people through complexity.
Tags: News, New York City, United States, Work-life balance, Payday Loans, Michigan, Code For America, Vermont, Food Stamps, Agriculture Department, Wages and Salaries, Mobile Applications, Budgets and Budgeting, Snap Inc, San Francisco (Calif, Amnesties


Fixes: Navigating Bureaucracy? Try Technology

From managing the government’s SNAP food-assistance program to paying parking tickets on time or using payday loans, new apps can guide low-income people through complexity.
Tags: News, New York City, United States, Work-life balance, Payday Loans, Michigan, Code For America, Vermont, Food Stamps, Agriculture Department, Wages and Salaries, Mobile Applications, Budgets and Budgeting, Snap Inc, San Francisco (Calif, Amnesties


Why Happiness Is the Ultimate Currency

My friend Avi is a great barber. His customers, myself included, refer to his golden hands — his ability to satisfy my son’s desire to look like Ronaldo, or a woman’s desire before her daughter’s wedding to look like Grace Kelly. Putting his phenomenal skills together with his sound business sense, Avi could have easily expanded his business far beyond his little salon. So I asked him one day why he chose not to grow his business by adding a bigger place in a more central location in the city, o...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Personal, Self-help, Ronaldo, Humility, Gratitude, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Career Goals, Grace Kelly, Carl Jung, Fort Knox, Avi


Noted: The ‘Winter Friday’ Off Is Now a Thing

Three-day weekends are an antidote to seasonal doldrums and workaholism.
Tags: News, Work-life balance, Paid Time Off, Working Hours, Winter (Season, Your-feed-selfcare


Work Friend: Everyone Dies

Before we go, at least there’ll be work.
Tags: News, Work-life balance, Personal Finances, Careers and Professions, Your-feed-selfcare


How to use tea to biohack your mood, stress, and productivity

Tea was cultivated in China nearly 5,000 years ago.Its molecular makeup makes it the perfect biohack for regulating mood, alertness, and concentration throughout the day.Tea may not be a panacea, but studies suggest promising long-term health benefits. None Chinese sage-king Shennong discovered tea when the leaves of a Camellia sinensis shrub drifted into his cauldron of boiling water. An agriculturalist and medicinal pioneer, Shennong decided to test the fortuitous brew and relished its uplifti...
Tags: Health, Productivity, Sleep, China, Mental Health, Brain, Medical Research, Williams, Work-life balance, Innovation, Plants, Grant, Camellia, Biomechanics, Gallagher, Ilex


How to balance your real estate career and personal life

When describing her unique family situation onstage at ICNY, Stephanie Lanier explained, ”We really got into real estate for the flexibility and the financial income — remember why you’re doing it.”
Tags: Radio, Work-life balance, Agent, Industry News, Select, Georiga, Stephanie Lanier


Work-Life Balance Is Impossible—Here’s What to Strive for Instead

As a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and mom, I’m here to tell you something that may come as a shock: I can’t find a work-life balance—because it doesn’t exist. If you’re like other busy moms, in moments of desperation you may have googled “work-family balance,” “how to prioritize,” or “advice for working women wanting it all.” There are certainly a lot of articles out there giving advice on these topics, but the problem is, it’s all “click bait.” With my hectic schedule, I know for a fact that ba...
Tags: Google, Sales, Work-life balance, Silicon Valley, Women In Business, Your Career, Garnysh


Work-Life Balance Is Impossible—Here’s What to Strive for Instead

As a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and mom, I’m here to tell you something that may come as a shock: I can’t find a work-life balance—because it doesn’t exist. If you’re like other busy moms, in moments of desperation you may have googled “work-family balance,” “how to prioritize,” or “advice for working women wanting it all.” There are certainly a lot of articles out there giving advice on these topics, but the problem is, it’s all “click bait.” With my hectic schedule, I know for a fact that ba...
Tags: Google, Sales, Work-life balance, Silicon Valley, Women In Business, Your Career, Garnysh


How Busy Working Moms Can Take Meaningful Breaks

When you’re a working mom, it can easily feel like you have no time for genuinely restorative breaks—or any break for that matter. Which can quickly lead to everything from resentment to burnout. But mothering doesn’t have to be one massive hustle without any respite. We just think it does. And these narratives dictate how we spend our hours and our minutes—minus real, meaningful pauses. Namely, we have “outrageous expectations” for ourselves in every arena of our lives, according to Lauren Sm...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Parenting, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Stress, Self-help, New York Times, Stress Reduction, Baby, Women's Issues, Motherhood, Mental Health And Wellness, Brody, Lauren Smith Brody


Work Friend: When Your Meat Suit Is Angry With Some Other, Louder Meat Suit

Life is just enacting feelings until we expire. And nothing else matters.
Tags: News, Work-life balance, Personal Finances, Careers and Professions, Your-feed-selfcare


Business Vs. Family: 4 Tips For Finding A Successful Balance

by Peter J. Strauss, founder and managing member of The Strauss Law Firm and author of “The Business Owner’s Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies“ Almost everybody bemoans the difficulties in trying to maintain a healthy balance between family and work.  But for entrepreneurs, the inability to find that balance is not just unhealthy, it can result in the failure of both the business and the loss of the family. Most entrepreneurs work at least 50 hours a week, and some people li...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Work-life balance, Working From Home, Hilton Head Island, Thinking Aloud, Entrepreneur Advice, Peter Strauss, Peter J Strauss, Strauss Law Firm LLC


15 surprising life lessons from a highly successful 80-year-old

Blackstone's Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions Group, gave a speech laying out the wisdom he learned during his 80 years. Here are 15 of Wien's best life lessons, which teach us about improving our productivity, sleep, burnout avoidance, and everything in between.1. "Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact on the people you want to influence. The Ten Surprises, which I started doing in 1986, has been a defining product. People all over the world are aware o...
Tags: Productivity, Business, Arianna Huffington, Life, Happiness, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Blackstone, Don, Byron Wien, Wien, Private Wealth Solutions Group


Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world

'We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.' Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson at the turn of the century. Fastforward to the smartphone era, and it's easy to believe that our mental lives are now more fragmentary and scattered than ever. The 'attention economy' is a phrase that's often used to make sense of what's going on: it puts our attention as a limited resource at the centre of the informational ecosystem, with our various alerts and notifications l...
Tags: Japan, Life, Happiness, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Work-life balance, Innovation, Attention, Philosophy, Tokyo, Mind, Wilson, William James, Shibuya


From The Career Files: New Year’s Resolutions For Lawyers

If we were honest with ourselves, we would admit that New Year’s Resolutions are rarely successful
Tags: Law, Work-life balance, Lawyers, Career Goals, New Year's Resolutions, Career Center, Career Files, Associate Advice, ATL Career Center, Solo Practice, Big Law


Work Friend: If You Don’t Think Your Office Is a War Zone You Are Fooling Yourself

Men can’t tell the difference between fear and respect. They act accordingly.
Tags: News, Work-life balance, Personal Finances, Careers and Professions, Your-feed-selfcare


The Kind of Judge We Need

Patricia Wald was not an ambitious careerist but a lawyer who had lived a full life before joining the federal bench.
Tags: News, Obama, Reagan, United States, Work-life balance, Women's Rights, Legal Profession, Kennedy, Barack, Clinton, Bush, Carter, George W, Jimmy, Wald, Robert Francis


Wealth inequality is literally killing us. The economy should work for everyone.

Economic hardship is linked to physical and psychological illness, resulting in added healthcare expenses people can't afford.The gig economy – think Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy – is marketed as a 'be your own boss' revolution, but it can be dehumanizing and dangerous; every worker is disposable.The cooperative business model can help reverse wealth inequality. Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by now at amazo...
Tags: Security, Work, Uber, Journalism, Economics, Teaching, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, Inequality, Afford America


The Case for Downtime

I’m scared of downtime. That’s right, relaxation is downright uncomfortable for me. Part of me craves it like every other human being. Yet as soon as it is here, I twitch. I pace the house. I don’t know what to do with my hands and my legs — even more importantly, my brain. Sometimes the quiet space is too intolerable so I fill it with mindless activities like scouring Facebook or checking how many Twitter followers I have. My busyness is, at times, a defense mechanism whereby I can prove that I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Work Life Balance, Research, Stress, Personal, Self-help, New York Times, Relaxation, Chris, Industrial And Workplace, Memory And Perception, Megan, Kreider, Annapolis Maryland, Sara Robinson


Psychology’s five revelations for finding your true calling

Look. You can't plan out your life. What you have to do is first discover your passion – what you really care about.Barack ObamaIf, like many, you are searching for your calling in life – perhaps you are still unsure which profession aligns with what you most care about – here are five recent research findings worth taking into consideration. First, there's a difference between having a harmonious passion and an obsessive passion. If you can find a career path or occupational goal that fires yo...
Tags: Psychology, Career, New York, Happiness, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Mind, Oprah Winfrey, Duckworth, University of South Florida, Felipe Calderon, Columbia Business School, Angela Duckworth, Barack ObamaIf


5 Good Reasons to Drop Out of College

It’s January. If you are in college, January is a month where you can take a breather. First semester is over. So are the holidays. Now there is time to think. Have you been having doubts? Do you want to return for second semester? It is a choice, you know. There are many good reasons both for personal growth and for long term financial health to stay in school. But college isn’t for everyone. It may not be for you or for you at this time. It’s not only okay but important for the return to se...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, Family, Students, College, Work Life Balance, Self-help, Social Life, Time Management, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Children And Teens, Student Therapist, School Preparation, Drop Out of College