How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Written By Ellen Hoggard

With 10.4 million working days lost each year due to work-related stress, maintaining a work-life balance is so important. Self-care is essential to our wellbeing, and it could be the one thing standing between you and burnout

We spend much of our lives at work, and the pressure to succeed is constant. So, it’s important we have time to relax, unwind and enjoy other aspects of our lives. We get it, with a manager breathing down your neck and deadlines looming, taking a break can be the last thing on your mind, but trust us. Without a good work-life balance, stress, exhaustion and other health issues can rear their ugly heads.

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The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn.

Sometimes the details former students recall from class is nothing short of amazing. A few years ago I had a student named Abby in my history class, who had always been in self-contained special education classrooms. Her teacher wanted her in my class for socialization purposes, and she did well. A year later, Abby began stopping by my class to deliver notes from the office a few times a week and I was always delighted to see her.

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Understanding Body Language In Social Settings

You have probably heard the statistics that the majority of communication is nonverbal. While there is some debate over this statistic and what it means there is no denying that body language plays a large role in communication. That means understanding body language in yourself and other people will be an advantage to you in social settings.

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Why rejection hurts so much — and what to do about it.

Rejections are the most common emotional wound we sustain in daily life. Our risk of rejection used to be limited by the size of our immediate social circle or dating pools. Today, thanks to electronic communications, social media platforms and dating apps, each of us is connected to thousands of people, any of whom might ignore our posts, chats, texts, or dating profiles, and leave us feeling rejected as a result.

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Refresh your reading list: The must-reads for HR professionals

To keep pace with the changes taking place in the business ecosystem, People Matters brings to you a list of books to read.

Take a look at how these seven influential business leaders share their valuable experiences in the industry and thoughts on their vocation. Every aspiring leader and HR professional must get their hands on these to learn how to develop a positive approach and overcome business obstacles in their career.

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What do virtual reality, BuzzFeed quizzes and essay writing have in common?

Teacher Carissa Peck uses technology to pepper her English language arts class and students turn into better writers for her effort.

Carissa Peck loved essays so much as a child, she would break into her father’s bag at night, and read the papers his students filed in his English class. Discovering not all of her own students shared the same joy when she became an English language arts (ELA) teacher was “heartbreaking,” she said in an interview.

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