I’m giving a workshop today on Maintaining Work/Life Balance, with special focus on the difficulties this task presents depending upon a person’s gender. This workshop is part of a series about Writing Instruction Across the Disciplines, but most of these tips are applicable to writing teachers of all kinds as well as many professionals. I’m including here the handout and worksheet used in this short workshop. In addition, some useful resources for thinking about maintaining work/life balance are listed below.
This entire blog by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza is devoted to work/life balance, and it has a wealth of resources. I recommend subscribing by email (see right sidebar) for a regular dose of wisdom on this subject.
Ideas for how to power down at the end of the workday
Strategies for defending your time
Science-backed reasons to read for pleasure
Tips for a better work-life balance
On the gendered politics of saying no in academe (though much of the same advice certainly applies to other workplaces as well)