Crafting the perfect home office is an art. Here's one stay-at-homer's story about how he escaped the cubicle with a little help from the Rolling Stones. Just remember: You still have to to pick up the phone when your spouse calls.
He's 77 and his 48th feature film, Blue Jasmine, is out at the end of this month. That's because, for the Great Neurotic One, work is life and life is work. Which again proves that Woody Allen isn't afraid of death--he just doesn't want to be there when it happens.
Millennials are less likely than older counterparts to say work-life fit is a priority at work, even as they are derided as lazy by older generations. Maybe if we all updated our language beyond "balance," we'd all find better ways of working.
Recent or soon-to-be graduates say that finding work-life balance is one of their top priorities--but experience suggests that balance as we think of it may not exist. Here are 7 ways new graduates, or anyone, can shift their mindset and find ways to work differently and more flexibly.
When people describe a satisfying life, they envision working hard but dictating their own assignments or hours. They want to make real contributions, but take breaks when they’re tired, and have time for family. What they really need is control. But, frequently, what they think they want is balance--and that’s where trouble starts.
When things are going well, I am on top of the world. Yet then when bad luck hits or I see others achieving things I wish I could, I get down on myself. It's at times like these that I refer back to three parables from different cultures that help me regain perspective.