My Top Reads of the Past Week: Work-Life Balance

Many think that the path to success is hard work, hard work, and more hard work. Though that may be true, it’s not all. People who focus solely on hard work might risk burning out, which takes them many steps back instead of forward towards their goals. Smart work on the other hand would bring much more efficient results.

I’ve been reading up on various articles that talk about this issue and want to share them with you. Hope it benefits you as much as it did me!

  1. How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work from Home - Many view working from home as more efficient, because they save on unnecessary wasted time like transport. Learn how to gain approval for it.
  2. Burnout Diaries - Chapter 3: The Drugs Don’t Work, They Just Make You Worse - Medication may help with many things, but it’s not a long term solution when it comes to stress.
  3. Finding Work-Life Balance Is An Intensely Personal Struggle - Work-Life balance is difficult to achieve when your motives and goals are in the wrong areas.
  4. 5 Simple Ways You Can Create a Perfect Work-Life Balance - There are many ways to achieve work-life balance. A lot has to do with good time management and discipline.
  5. Pay Attention to These Surprising 6 Red Flags to Burnout. You May Be Closer Than You Think. - Stay alert to quickly realize if you’re burning out, and tackle it before it gets worse.
  6. Forget Work-Life Balance: Why 100-Hour Work Weeks Make More Sense - A step up from focusing on work-life balance.

Bonus: There’s No Shame in Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Entrepreneur, Sangu Delle, struggled with the stigma that taking care of his mental health would mean that he was out of sorts, and that he was a man, and men don’t seek help for mental or emotional health. He shares about how he overcame that, and how it changed his life.

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Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

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As busy professionals, our schedules are often filled to the brim with meetings and tasks to complete. We can get so caught up with work that we might even forget our all-important lunch and power through dinner as well. Alas, we can only do so much given the 24 hours we have in a day. While time management is vital, being productive is another matter in its entirety.Enter time batching.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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