If you are like most information workers, you can now get work done wherever you are — from the local coffee shop to your child’s piano recital. Most of us initially welcome this flexibility, but it isn’t long before this “freedom” begins to chafe. Work incursions into private time and space quickly become a source of frustration and friction.
Now, more than ever, it is important to define work-life borders – so that you can be productive at work, yet maintain stability and peace of mind at home. But the incursion of work into your private life (and vice versa) requires you to manage more than your time. To maintain a healthy balance, you need to manage your space, online identity, data, equipment and not least of all…your sanity. To help you create and maintain that fragile work-life balance, here are some tips for being productive while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.