Second, when your child tells you that he put the ice cream away in the refrigerator, don't just assume he meant freezer. Check.
Okay, now that we have the business end of things out of the way, let me introduce today's TED talk.
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.I love this:
If you don't design your own life, someone else will....And this:
We need to elongate the time frame upon which we judge the balance in our life.And his conclusion--his example of being present in his own life and how small investments are the key.
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How do you balance work and life? Do you have routines or trade secrets which allow you to invest your energy in the areas where you will get the most valuable results? Does where you spend your time align with your values and goals?
Is ice cream okay after twenty-four hours in the fridge?