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Most of us know we work too much and rest too little. We long for balance. But with the pressures and pace of modern life always at our back, how do we step off this crazy merry-go-round? Here, we outline the top three barriers to achieving work-life balance — and offer practical wisdom for overcoming them.
For many Americans, the world of work feels a bit like an endless ride — one that's spinning too fast and feeling more than a little out of control. But just how and why did we get strapped into this craziness? Understand the machinery of your own workaholic tendencies and you'll be one step closer to switching gears — and maybe even putting on the brakes.
With healthcare costs soaring and employees suffering from an increasing number of stress- and lifestyle-induced maladies, some employers are turning to corporate wellness programs to keep their people healthier, happier, and more productive. And in many cases, it seems to be working.