Resources for Overcoming Work-Life Balance Challenges

Procrastination – Productivity expert Tim Urban gives a superb 14-minute TED talk on why people procrastinate.


Type A Personalities – Lindsay Kolowich’s post “Type A vs. Type B: Does Personality Type Matter at Work?” , helps personality types and how to use that information to do your best work.


Doormat Syndrome – Elizabeth Svoboda at Psychology Today provides guidance for chronic people pleasers in her post “Field Guide to the People Pleaser: May I Serve as Your Doormat.”


Attention Deficit Disorder – Edward Hallowell’s book Driven to Distraction has served as a lifeline for people who have difficulty with executive functions such as regulating attention, working memory, emotional dysregulation or excessive restlessness.


Want something quick to understand ADHD? Watch this 7-minute eye-opening video. (Dr. Hallowell becomes a cartoon character in the video.)


Perfectionism – Ann Smith’s book Overcoming Perfectionism and Finding the Key to Balance & Self-Acceptance delves into coping with change and other problems perfectionists face. Read a 3-minute long review here:


Control Issues/Difficulty Delegating – Amy Gallo‘s post on Harvard Business Review, “Why Aren’t You Delegating?” shares basic principles for delegating both at home and at work.


Work Addiction – Sometimes difficulty in balancing work and home comes from a real work addiction, or “workaholism.” This brief Healthline article talks about the symptoms of work addiction, treatment options and resources.


Decluttering – The famous Japanese decluttering expert Marie Condo gets to the root of clutter issues and explains her unique method for getting organized in her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which has sold more than two million copies.