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You're Not Imagining things. Work-Life Balance Is harder Than It Used To Be.

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Mar 08, 2019

The average American worker in non-agricultural fields puts in a little more than half as much time on the job as the average worker in 1830. That should be great news, right? And yet the majority of working people report the struggle to find balance between work and personal life is getting tougher, not easier. 

But is this sense of struggle all in our heads? Or are there real reasons we can point to that make balance tougher now than it has been in recent decades? 

Using Pictures to Explain Work-life Balance

By Steve Longan |   Jun 04, 2018

If you’re reading this, you’re like a lot of people: interested in work-life balance and convinced that it can help you to lead a fuller, happier, more meaningful life. But do we understand what work-life balance is? Because, if we’re going to pursue work-life balance, it’s going to be important to know what it is. Otherwise, how will we know if we’re achieving it? 


It’s often easier to understand ideas through pictures, so we’ve put together a few graphics to illustrate what work-life balance is and what it’s not. We'll end this section by combining elements of a few of these pictures to give a useful definition of work-life balance.

 

Getting Things Done: Structure, Passion and Shipbuilding

By Steve Scanlon |   May 18, 2017

 

3 Reasons for Taking Short Breaks from Email (and how to start)

By Steve Longan |   Oct 14, 2016

People don’t always understand the profound importance of a given moment when they’re in it. And we can tell because of what they choose to say in that moment. So, for every Neil Armstrong (“That’s one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind.”), we have an Alexander Graham Bell (“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”).

Due Tomorrow, Do Tomorrow: Getting Leverage on Procrastination

By Joe Shaffner |   Sep 05, 2016

 

Do Your Habits Help You or Not?

By Jason Abell |   Aug 03, 2016

I want to talk to you about habits, but in a very short and to-the-point kind of way. Quickly read this and then take a few small steps outlined below to see what your habits are doing for you and how to leverage them for growth.

Time Management Series: Own Your Time — Don't Let Time Own You (Part Five)

By Joe Shaffner |   Jun 29, 2016

Running Out of Time to Exercise and Rest

By Steve Scanlon |   Jun 15, 2016

A wise man once told me that the best time to plant an oak tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today. I love this simple aphorism because it points to the idea that, even if it will take time to reap the rewards of our efforts, the best time to start something new is now.

Time-Management series: Own Your Time - Don't Let Time Own You (Part Three)

By Joe Shaffner |   Apr 20, 2016

The Best Time-Management App You’ll Find

By Jason Abell |   Mar 02, 2016

A variation of the same question has been in front of me and the other Rewire Specialists lately, both in our workshops and in our OneWire sessions. And when the same question pops up over and over again, we pay attention here at Rewire. So I wanted to take this week’s article to tackle this thing that seems to be on everyone’s mind. Here’s the question:

Own Your Time - Don’t Let Time Own You (Part Two)

By Joe Shaffner |   Feb 17, 2016

Five Things You Can Do Today to Increase Focus

By Jason Abell |   Dec 22, 2015

As I reflect on my year at Rewire, one of the things I’m most grateful for are the exceptional new people we’ve brought on board in the past few months.  They are bringing their expertise and experience to enrich the work we’re doing and serve clients Rewire might not reach otherwise. You hopefully were able to read an article from one of these new people this past week. Joe Shaffner’s article touched on the ways that technology drives us to distraction and a few simple solutions to respond to that dynamic.

Own Your Time -- Don't Let Time Own You

By Joe Shaffner |   Dec 16, 2015

 

A Quick-Start Guide to Mindfulness (Part 2): Simple and Powerful...But Not Easy

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Dec 02, 2015

In last week's Wireboard article, I outlined numerous amazing benefits to practicing mindfulness. Given all of these benefits, you would think that all of us looking to be more productive and healthier would be taking 10 to 30 minutes a day for a mindfulness practice, right? Well, it turns out that sitting still and “quieting” the mind is simple…but not easy. We live in a culture that worships busyness, action and doing, and so many struggle to find the time and the justification to stop doing and thinking for any amount of time.

Read And Write Your Way To Exceptional Growth 

By Jason Abell |   Nov 11, 2015

Self-improvement has become an incredibly complicated business. Did you know there are over 120,380 books (and counting) on Amazon and hundreds of apps on the iTunes App Store and Google Play? All to help you sell more, lose weight, enjoy better relationships, communicate better, and worry less, among others. This overabundance of options makes it increasingly likely that we will choose “no option at all” and make no progress toward improvement. In fact, due to this overabundance and the often-competing views on this subject, one very common request we get from OneWire clients and workshop attendees is to simplify the improvement process down to its most basic elements. In today’s article, I’d like to offer two.

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