The Balancing Act: Work Life Solutions for Busy People

Fiona Parashar



A recent work/life study by MANAGEMENT TODAY revealed that almost half of Britain's managers feel too mentally and physically exhausted to do anything other than work and sleep, and nearly a third say their lives are out of control. Around half of the people questioned said they would switch jobs tomorrow for a better quality of life. Is it the way we work today that is causing this phenomenon or are we just not handling our lives as well as we could? THE BALANCING ACT offers the WHY, WHAT and HOW of getting more balance in our lives. It gets to the root of WHY we're out of balance, drawing on Fiona's own theories and interpretation of psychology, social trends and observations of the corporate world and says WHAT we can do about it. With original ideas to inspire us towards a new way of thinking, THE BALANCING ACT suggests HOW we can change our lives in easy steps. Written in a language clearly at one with the fast pace and issues faced at work today, this is a coaching book on how to get more balance in your life...your way, your style, your time.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Mindfulness and Prioritization: Emphasizes the practice of mindfulness to prioritize tasks, responsibilities, and personal well-being effectively.

  2. Setting Boundaries: Discusses the importance of setting boundaries between work, personal life, and other commitments to maintain a healthy balance.

  3. Time Management Strategies: Explores effective time management techniques to optimize productivity and manage diverse responsibilities efficiently.

  4. Stress Management and Self-Care: Addresses techniques for managing stress and promoting self-care to prevent burnout while managing multiple roles.

  5. Communication Skills: Emphasizes the significance of clear and effective communication in managing expectations across different aspects of life.

  6. Flexibility and Adaptability: Discusses the need for flexibility and adaptability in adjusting to changing priorities and demands.

  7. Goal Alignment with Values: Encourages aligning personal and professional goals with core values to ensure a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

  8. Support Systems and Networking: Highlights the importance of a support system and networking to navigate various responsibilities effectively.

  9. Resilience and Emotional Intelligence: Explores building resilience and developing emotional intelligence to handle challenges in different domains.

  10. Continuous Learning and Growth: Emphasizes the value of continuous learning, personal development, and growth in managing a balanced life.

Language English
ISBN-10 0-7432-3112-0
ISBN-13 9780743231121
No of pages 246
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Simon & Schuster
Published Date 01 Jun 2003

About Author

Author : Fiona Parashar

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