The Vacation Commitment Summit, hosted by Take Back Your Time, will be a gathering of leaders in business, academia and media to discuss the challenges relating to overwork, over-scheduling and time famine in the U.S. The Summit is also designed to develop strategies to help encourage people to take their vacation by promoting a new perspective on the value of taking time off.
"Instead of starting a company and shaping their life around it--working as long and as hard as the business demands--they start a company to fit the kind of life they want to lead. Working this way doesn't mean slacking off, or delegating everything away. Rather, these entrepreneurs come up with creative ways to tap technology and set boundaries to do justice both to the business and their personal needs."
"Yet evidence is mounting that having a working mother has some economic, educational and social benefits for children of both sexes. That is not to say that children do not also benefit when their parents spend more time with them -- they do. But we make trade-offs in how we spend our time, and research shows that children of working parents also accrue benefits."
There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. This article presents a 10-minute meditation exercise to strengthen your relational agility by developing understanding of and compassion for yourself and the other person.