Skip to content

Work-Life Out of Balance? It's Time for Personal and Professional Renewal

A friend was telling a story about his two adult daughters who are exercise enthusiasts. At the beginning of the new year, he overheard one of his daughters comment, "I am not stepping foot into a gym for the next three weeks!" "Why?" asked the other. "Because it will be over-crowded with all the New Year's Resolution people but they are usually all gone by the third week in January." Three weeks? Is that really all it takes before some of us are discouraged and up to our old habits again?

Does your work life ever feel a little bit like this --

  • your committment to manage time better slips back into procrastination?
  • your promise to yourself to explore a new career melts into the same old job for another year?
  • your desire to create a healthier work/life balance frenzies into feelings of being overwhelmed and inadequate?
  • It's time for Personal and Professional Renewal and the Business and Job Center is here to help.

    Join us this Tuesday, January 14, from 6:00-8:00 pm, in the Auditorium at Main for a special presentation by local motivational speaker, Paulette Cunningham. She will help foster a conversation about how to reconnect your professional and personal life by letting go of the old and starting anew, discover something new about your authentic self, and implement habit changes to help you achieve you goals. Light refreshments will be served. Register online here: http://richlandlibrary.com/events/it%C2%92s-time-personal-and-profession...


    Amazon Says: The prescriptive follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dream Manager. One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no more...
    Amazon Says: The prescriptive follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dream Manager. One of the major issues in our lives today is work-life balance. Everyone wants it; no one has it. But Matthew Kelly believes that work- life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.Kelly lays out the system he uses with his clients, his team, and himself to find deep, long-term satisfaction both personally and professionally. He introduces us to the three philosophies of our age that are dragging us down. He shows us how to cultivate the energy that will give us enough battery power for everything we need and want to do. And finally, in five clear steps, he shows us how to use his Personal & Professional Satisfaction System to establish and honor our biggest priorities, even if we spend a lot more time on some of the lesser ones. less...
    Amazon

    Amazon Says: For many of us, the workplace is our second home...and it’s just as messy. But who would you be if you felt totally in control of your schedule, your workload, and your care more...
    Amazon Says: For many of us, the workplace is our second home...and it’s just as messy. But who would you be if you felt totally in control of your schedule, your workload, and your career? One Year to an Organized Work Life is a unique week-by-week, month-by-month system to streamline your workspace, take the anxiety out of your job, and have more time for what you love.Using her unique “Zen organizing” approach, professional organizer Regina Leeds shows readers the simple steps to get more done in less time—from clearing your desk and organizing your files to dealing with email and making meetings efficient. Regina helps you tackle the sources of stress, disorganization, and time management difficulties so that over time, life becomes easier, not overwhelming.Whether you’re looking to advance your career, balance your work and family, or just deal with the daily deluge of paperwork, One Year to an Organized Work Life will help you spend less time at the office and go home happy. less...
    Amazon

    Amazon Says: Stress is America’s #1 killer, aging people prematurely and compromising people’s health enormously. Culled from the pages of bestselling YOU: Staying Young, YOU: On a Die more...
    Amazon Says: Stress is America’s #1 killer, aging people prematurely and compromising people’s health enormously. Culled from the pages of bestselling YOU: Staying Young, YOU: On a Diet, and YOU: Being Beautiful, this handy pocket guide that offers ninety-nine incredibly valuable tips to reverse the effects of stress is a must read. There’s no question that stress can impact just about every part of your life—the way you look, how you feel, how long you live, how well you sleep, what you eat, everything. That’s why it is so important to have a good stress management plan in place, whether you’re used to juggling work, kids, gadgets, gizmos, or any of the hundreds of responsibilities that any of us have every day. While there are three kinds of stress, you may not know that they aren’t all bad for you; some stress can actually work as a powerful motivator. The problem? When the wrong kinds of stress hammer you (and hammer you and hammer you), it can wear you down and cause lasting physical damage. YOU: Stress Less offers a 360-degree perspective on stress that combines the most up-to-date wisdom from the entire YOU: The Owner’s Manual series. Packed with meditation techniques, food recommendations, and lifestyle evaluation tools, this paperback is an essential guide to reducing your stress levels and improving your life—with some changes that you’ll feel immediately. This portable, comprehensive guide is a perfect investment in your health and your happiness. less...
    Amazon

    Amazon Says: “Look!  There in the playground -- with the stroller and diaper bag! It's Superdad! Yes, it's Superdad—the most involved fathers in American history.  And with this care more...
    Amazon Says: “Look!  There in the playground -- with the stroller and diaper bag! It's Superdad! Yes, it's Superdad—the most involved fathers in American history.  And with this careful, compassionate and also critical group portrait, Gayle Kaufman has finally told their story.  If you think men aren't changing—or if you think they somehow get neutered if they are changing—you need to read this book.”—Michael Kimmel, author of Guyland   In an age when fathers are spending more time with their children than at any other point in the past, men are also facing unprecedented levels of work-family conflict. How do fathers balance their two most important roles—that of father and that of worker? In Superdads, Gayle Kaufman captures the real voices of fathers themselves as they talk about their struggles with balancing work and family life.  Through in-depth interviews with a diverse group of men, Kaufman introduces the concept of “superdads”, a group of fathers who stand out by making significant changes to their work lives in order to accommodate their families. They are nothing like their fathers, “old dads” who focus on their traditional role as breadwinner, or even some of their peers, so-called “new dads” who work around the increasing demands of their paternal roles without really bucking the system.  In taking their family life in a completely new direction, these superdads challenge the way we think about long-held assumptions about men’s role in the family unit.  Thought-provoking and heartfelt, Superdads provides an overview of an emerging trend in fatherhood and the policy solutions that may help support its growth, pointing the way toward a future society with a more feasible approach to the work-family divide. Gayle Kaufman is Professor of Sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina.  less...
    Amazon

    Amazon Says: Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the bestselling Boundaries series, is a clinical psychologist known for his remarkable ability to clarify life's most complex dilemmas. Now, in The more...
    Amazon Says: Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the bestselling Boundaries series, is a clinical psychologist known for his remarkable ability to clarify life's most complex dilemmas. Now, in The One-Life Solution, he turns his attention to what for many Americans is one of the most difficult problems they face: in an era of ceaseless communication, when jobs don't stop when you leave the office, and ever-increasing complexity, how can readers integrate life and work so as to achieve happiness and success at both? With the straightforward tools Dr. Cloud provides, even the most harried professional torn between demanding bosses, coworkers, and clients and the pressures of family and personal life will be able to implement The One-Life Solution to find success and happiness. less...
    Amazon

    Amazon Says: Picture this: you're sitting in a traffic jam. You left work late, because you had so much on, and now you're late to pick up the kids from school. And when you get home there more...
    Amazon Says: Picture this: you're sitting in a traffic jam. You left work late, because you had so much on, and now you're late to pick up the kids from school. And when you get home there's still so much to do: homework, washing, shopping, cooking, cleaning. And the next day you have to get up and do it all over again. How did it get to this? And is it ever going to get any better? They say work/life balance is the barbecue stopper, and maybe it is, but while a lot of us talk about it, how many of us actually do something about improving our work/life balance? And while there are countless books out there spruiking the importance and benefits of work-life balance' there are surprisingly few that go into any detail about exactly how to go about doing this. Particularly if you're working to pay off the mortgage, put your kids through school (and probably university), and support your partner. These are just a few of the obstacles - and excuses - that people use as reasons to continue grinding away at an exhausting and stressful way of life. That's where this book comes in. Chock full of useful advice and practical information, How to Balance Your Life is a step-by-step guide to doing just that. It's a practical guide to help us to get beyond that vague, dreamy desire to change our work circumstances and give us a practical framework to implement real, productive and sustainable change - so that we can take concrete steps to make a life for ourselves that we actually enjoy. less...
    Amazon
    Print

    Comment about this page...