Book Description

Stop running on empty.

Every day you juggle the many components that fill your life. Between work and family commitments, volunteer work, hobbies, and managing your physical and mental health, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and that you’re letting someone down or neglecting some aspect of your life. But you can find ways to honor all of your commitments without collapsing.

The HBR Guide to Work-Life Balance will help you:

  • Evaluate and adjust your priorities
  • Manage expectations
  • Set and spend your time budget
  • Make plans--and backup plans
  • Understand how to make trade-offs
  • Prioritize self-care
  • Discover what works for you

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Harvard Business Review Guides
  3. Title Page
  4. HBR Press Quantity Sales Discounts
  5. Copyright
  6. What You’ll Learn
  7. Contents
  8. Introduction
  9. Section One: Take Stock
    1. 1. Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
    2. 2. Assessment: Are You Focusing on What’s Important to You?
  10. Section Two: Make Decisions and Manage Your Time
    1. 3. No, You Can’t Have It All
    2. 4. Make Room in Your Work Life for the Rest of Your Self
    3. 5. Before You Agree to Take on New Work, Ask Three Questions
    4. 6. Stop Work Overload by Setting These Boundaries
    5. 7. Nine Practices to Help You Say No
    6. 8. Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week
    7. 9. How to Get the Most Out of a Day Off
  11. Section Three: Explore Flexible Work Arrangements
    1. 10. Winning Support for Flexible Work
    2. 11. Five Strategies of Successful Part-Time Work
    3. 12. Staying Focused When You’re Working from Home
    4. 13. What to Do When a Personal Crisis Is Hurting Your Professional Life
  12. Section Four: Manage Your Relationships
    1. 14. Being Too Busy for Friends Won’t Help Your Career
    2. 15. Two-Career Couples Need Long-Term Plans
    3. 16. Balance Parenting and Work Stress
    4. 17. How Working Parents Can Manage the Demands of School-Age Kids
    5. 18. Keep Your Home Life Sane When Work Gets Crazy
  13. Section Five: Take Care of Yourself
    1. 19. Six Ways to Weave Self-Care into Your Workday
    2. 20. The Difference Between Workaholics and Working Long Hours
    3. 21. How to Forget About Work When You’re Not Working
    4. 22. Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job
    5. 23. Reclaim Your Commute
    6. 24. Get Better Sleep
    7. 25. Don’t Take a Bad Day Home with You
  14. Index