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Taking Control of Work/Life Balance

CIO.Com has an interesting interview with leadership consultant and psychologist Henry Cloud on the importance of a good work/life balance.

Cloud notes that work life balance never used to be a problem because the personal and the professional were two separate spheres. But that’s no longer the case. Our identities are increasingly tied up in our work. We take tremendous pride in our work. And in our effort to balance work and home, the two have become inexorably bound.

The article stress the importance of being able to separate your working life from your home life. Something that’s becoming increasingly difficult in the every increase world of 24 hour connectivity wherever you are.

Blackberries, iPhones, remote working all connect us to our business in one way or another all the time. Even the humble bog-standard mobile keeps us tied to the office, even at the weekends.

I’m quite lucky in that I have quite a definite separation of work and home, but I do feel sorry for those that are teathered to the jobs in this way all the time.

So, if you’re on of the unlucky ones, check out the article for some handy tips on how to improve your work/life balance

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