My development activities require me to have various desktops open which can become confusing, especially if you keep to the default desktop image. The following two resources have worked best for me in changing up my desktop display.
Posts from the ‘Work Life Balance’ Category
Late Night Database Audits and eBay don’t Mix Or How Steve Jobs, Apple Engineers and $60 Reignited My Passion
So, I just unpacked my “new” Apple Macintosh Classic. My line I gave my family today is that “Lates nights, balancing databases and eBay don’t mix”. But as it sits there, I am finding an amazing flood of emotion and inspiration that has been missing of late, let me explain.
A few years ago a manager at work circulated the "Work-Life Balance Quiz", from the Canadian Mental Health Association which tries to quantify your balance. A great quote from the quiz; "Achieving work/life balance means having equilibrium among all the priorities in your life – this state of balance is different for every person."
We are all busy and jumping between tasks and projects. This makes it easy for your accomplishments to get left behind as you move on to the next thing. Keeping an accomplishment log will help you track what you have completed, your successes and will also serve as a resource for items you can reuse later.
I took the Instagram year-in-photos challenge almost two years ago, and it has provided me with many rewards and drastically changed how I look at my day.
This article will impart what I have learned over my 20-year consulting career and provide some strategies to help you find your balance. I am writing this article from a consultant's point of view, but we all struggle with these priorities and expectations as an employee or entrepreneur. Also included is a simple methodology to help measure your work life balance and assist in determining where your time is going.