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The Myth Of Work/Life Balance: Seven Ways To Rethink Your Approach To The Daily Grind

The Myth Of Work/Life Balance: Seven Ways To Rethink Your Approach To The Daily Grind

by Jon Gordon , author of “The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work “ In a perfect world, “work” and “home” would balance out neatly. We’d work from 8 to 5 each day, take an hour-long lunch, and then come home and spend uninterrupted time with our families. But for those of us here in the wake of the Great Recession, firmly entrenched in an “always on” society, this notion seems hopelessly outdated. Most of us are working longer, more stressful hours, and work is spilling over into evenings and weekends. No wonder a recent survey of North American employees found that 87 percent of respondents say their work/life balance (or lack thereof) is negatively affecting their health! With so many people suffering from this problem, you would think the natural solution would be to encourage businesses to help their stressed-out employees find more balance in their l...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/10/04/the-myth-of-workl...

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