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Work-Life Balance

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Work-life balance is developing a healthy balance between working and personal lives. Workaholism is detrimental to your physical and mental well-being.
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Work-life balance describes the ideal circumstance in which employees can split their time and energy between work and other vital aspects of life. Although achieving work-life balance seems easy, it is usually a daily challenge. People find that in addition to time spent at work, it is difficult to make time for family, friends, community, spirituality, personal growth, self-care, and other personal activities. This book will help you manage your work-life balance by exploring ways to experience a fulfilling life outside of work. You will discover how work-life balance helps improve work performance while reducing stress and avoiding burnout.

About the Author

John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written seven books for Bookboon.

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  1. Work & Life Out of Balance
    1. Introduction
    2. Consequences of Poor Work-Life Balance
    3. Why Life Gets Out of Balance
    4. Difficulty of Work-Life Balance
    5. Exploring Your Work-Life Balance
  2. When Work Becomes Workaholism
    1. Introduction
    2. Symptoms of Work Addiction
    3. The Health Effects of Workaholism
    4. Levels of Workaholism
    5. Why People Become Workaholics
    6. Work Passionately Not Obsessively
  3. Use Leisure Time Well
    1. Introduction
    2. My Leisure Interests
    3. Facts About Leisure
    4. Balancing Work and Leisure
    5. Get Started
  4. Care For Yourself
    1. Introduction
    2. Self-Care
    3. Volunteer
    4. Healthy Pleasures
    5. Set Boundaries
  5. Balancing Work and Family
    1. Introduction
    2. Family-Friendly Work Arrangements
    3. Two-Career Couples
    4. Work Together
  6. Avoiding Burnout
    1. Introduction
    2. Problems for Employers
    3. A Three-Symptom Syndrome
    4. What is Burnout?
    5. Preventing & Recovering from Burnout
  7. References

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About the Author

Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.