Work/ Life Balance

Love Sleeping? You're Doing Your Company A Solid

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Business

"Well-rested employees are better employees."

Millennials: Get Out Of Their Way

Mary Donohue | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Last week a Portland, Maine school went viral for teaching Millennials "adulting." Adulting, for those of you who don't know, is that act of performin...

The Single Biggest Career Trend In 2017

Jim Beqaj | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Beqaj

We have been raised all of our lives with the world trying to suppress who we are and telling us who we ought to be to fit in. How bizarre is it that we try to change who we are, to try and fit, versus just being more of ourselves and finding the opportunity that actually fits us?

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

5 Things Working Moms Don't Say Enough

Kate Hilton | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Parents
Kate Hilton

You're up early and you're up late. And in the middle, you seem to be running. Running to the office, to meetings, to soccer games, to the grocery store, to the dentist, to the PTA meeting, to the birthday party for ... well, you can't even remember who the birthday party is for. You say yes to everything, because you're a team player. Try saying these five things instead.

Forget Multi-Tasking And Get More Done At Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Living

Internet browser tabs are not your friend

Hey Moms, Dads Are Just As Stressed Out About Finding Balance

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Parents

This is a new generation of super-pumped dads who really want to be engaged with their kids -- unlike any generation before.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

Baby Steps To Help Moms And Dads Stop Trying To Do It All

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents

It's actually hurting your kids.

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

How To Regain Balance In Your Life

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I run out of time every day. I sometimes wish there were 34 hours in a day because that extra 10 hours would allow me to do some of the things I want to get done. When I don't get those things done, I feel I have let people down. I'm currently struggling to balance my work time, my family time and time for me as well.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

The Most Effective Managers Are Kind, Not Nice

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

Even though the workplace is not the same as the home, and even though the people at work aren't our family, when we're grouped together day after day with the same individuals, we human beings naturally have family-type reactions to one-another. In other words, interpersonal dynamics at work will often mirror familial ones.

Workplace Burnout Comes Down To Employees Being Too 'Nice'

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Business
Marcia Sirota

The problem is that it's overwhelming to be always doing more than your fair share in your workplace. Being the "nice" person at work invariably leads to mounting stress, exhaustion, frustration and ultimately burnout, when you can no longer cope with the pressures of having to over-perform.

5 Smart Ways To Save Your Back At Work

Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living

We're bringing back the five-minute stretch break!

Can You Turn Your Hobby Into A Business?

David Leonhardt | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Wouldn't it be nice if one of your hobbies -- an activity you purely enjoy -- could make you money instead of costing you money? If you've been asking that question, you are not alone. In fact, many people are making money from their hobbies. So how can you join them?

Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This Fall

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

September is here, and with the arrival of the cooler crisp air and changing colours we are adjusting to getting back into the comfort of our familiar routines. Getting back into the swing of things can be quite hectic after a summer of relaxation -- holidays are over, kids are back at school, school year activities begin and your personal time is minimal.

Ways To Unplug And Start Living

Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living

We check our phones approximately 85 times in a day. It's time to disconnect.

Let More Joy And Play Into Your Life

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

We don't spend enough time doing the things that bring us joy. This hit home for me many months ago when someone asked me what I did for fun. Because I love what I do, I immediately referenced my job. However, I struggled to answer the next question: "What do you do when you're not working?"

A Checklist To Help You Have A Healthy And Efficient Workday

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

This is a checklist for myself as much as it's for you. Although much of it applies to everyone, especially those who work at a desk, if you are an entrepreneur and work intensely, you likely need signs, signals, alarms and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself.

12 Tips To Become More Productive This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living

Embrace summer hours!

Oilsands Workers Now Have To Work Fridays Again Like The Rest Of Us

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

Paid time off is being reduced or eliminated "almost across the board.''

What Do We Lose When We Try To Have It All?

Tracy Gillett | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Tracy Gillett

We accept life is irreversibly transformed and some parts of our pre-children lives are forever lost. It's hard to do -- life was simple and straightforward before kids and it's healthy to admit we miss it. It doesn't make us ungrateful parents, it makes us human. It means we're honest.

Cool Summer Gadgets For Work-Life Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy this summer to create a fun work-life balance with these cool new gadgets. These gadgets can bring balance to your daily life, so you can enjoy summer to the fullest. This summer, I am going to be working on my laptop in the park or enjoying time off at the beach, using these cool new devices.

How Your Family Drives Business Decisions

Dale Turken | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

For many of us, working a regular day job is a means to support our families and loved ones. We trade our time from nine to five for a paycheck; we invest the money from that paycheck into our private lives and family. We trade our time for money, and use that money to improve our quality of life. But many working parents are beginning to realize there are alternate arrangements that might work better for their families -- and for themselves professionally.