This week sees the launch of the Digital Mums #WorkThatWorks Report in conjunction with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr). And what is abundantly clear is that the lack of flexible working for mothers in the UK remains utterly scandalous.
There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...
My personal story with burnout left me living life on a constant knife's edge of anxiety. As if every day of my life had been an abyss of poor choices, and self-loathing. The daily fear battle I was fighting around the impact have on my future was real.
The fact that the holiday freedom (even in small doses) gave us pleasure suggests, that there is something, which we do not sufficiently build into our daily lives; something which we are in danger of burying until the next extended break.
There are 168 hours in total in one week. If you sleep for eight hours each night then the total time left in a week is just 112 hours - less that the 130 hours that Mayer suggests it is possible to be at work. The idea that working all night is something that should be regularly expected is also nonsense.
It can be said that the concept of work-life balance is dying. With the use of technology today, we can work anywhere at any time. Here are 5 tips that will help you manage the stress of blurring work and home boundaries.
When so much is changing in the world we need to continually question whether there are better ways of doing things. We now have the tools to work when and where we want and the demand to maintain flexible hours may finally put the 9-5 as we once knew it in the history books.
So SPL has failed? Absolutely not. It was always going to take time. Getting the legislation through was a massive achievement. And even a few fathers successfully taking it up is a success. What happens next is the important bit.
In a world where we're told to be more tolerant, accepting and understanding, there are instances where intolerance is still a good thing. My thoughts today might be controversial, but I believe it's important to point out opportunities where we can improve our lives, and the lives of those around us by being intolerant of the right things.
For years I have felt I live in a world where I am in constant competition, sometimes with other people (without their knowledge) and sometimes with myself. To have the perfect career, partner, home, life and to look great while doing it.
When I started my first proper job I had low expectations. I'd been working in a furniture shop and it involved standing up for long hours and watching other people buy stuff I couldn't afford. This new job offered me my own laptop and a sit down desk. It seemed like a step in the right direction.
Today felt like any other day. The normal slog. Until, that is, I sat on my train home and flicked through my Facebook feed on my phone. Someone shared a photo of themselves at graduation a year ago today... at my graduation... a year ago?!
Financially we're okay from one month to the next. Except there's a list of things that need doing to the house as long as your arm. One by one we'll sort them out. When we do however, two more things appear on the list. Then there are the unexpected big expenses - for example three weeks before Christmas when the fridge freezer broke.
Some people obsess about their weekends. They jealously guard their time, refusing to make plans or commit anything to the diary because they're so focussed on their desire to chill and take it easy.
"What would Richard Branson change if he was the head teacher in this school?" This is a question I asked recently at a Facework employability train...
I worked really hard at that law firm, along with everybody else, and just scheduling in normal holidays could be challenging enough. Just before I got married and started a family, I left my law firm and moved into the public sector. While working life there was slower and gentler, long periods working from home in Italy definitely weren't on the cards.