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How’s the yoga challenge going? Are you getting the hang of a home practice, or maybe dropping in on classes at the gym or yoga studio? We can only do so much in the course of a month, and you can really dedicate years to reaching some of the more ambitious asanas. So at this time of year, it’s great to turn an eye toward the future.


Video: Ever wish you had better balance? Today's workout gives you a chance to work on that skill. It won't leave you sore or sweaty, though! These exercises are all about neuromuscular training: Getting your nerves and muscles to work together so you can control your body precisely.


One way to think about work-life balance issues is with a concept known as The Four Burners Theory. Here's how it was first explained to me: Imagine that your life is represented by a stove with four burners on it. Each burner symbolises one major quadrant of your life.


Occasionally working late, heading into the office on a Saturday and going above and beyond your job description is par for the course when you care about advancing your career. However, that doesn't negate this other fact: You deserve to work for a company that values your personal life, understands the importance of flexibility and most of all believes spending time with your family matters.


Many of the people who visit me in my therapy practice spend time talking about work. How much work there is, how they never seem to be able to get it all done, how many hours they spend at work, how tired they are all the time and how fearful they are about losing their jobs. They've read articles telling them how they can improve their work/life balance. They've delegated and relegated, meditated and ruminated.


One recent study suggests that 70% of Australian professionals want better work-life balance, but it's a tough goal to achieve. Integrating your work and life can be better than trying to force boundaries that are impossible to keep. Here's how to do it.


There are things you love to do, and there are things people pay you to do. In the perfect world those are the same thing, but realistically you need to find a balance between how you make your money while having time for your less lucrative hobbies. Let's look at how to pinpoint that balance.


A picture doing the rounds claims to be the note presented to Apple employees on their first day at work. Would being told that you're about to do the kind of work that you'll want to "sacrifice a weekend for" make you feel like you'd arrived at your dream workplace, or would you run screaming for the hills?


Whatever happened to technology getting smaller and more integrated? A research project tracking banking executives has found that most of them carry two smartphones, a tablet and a laptop. The trade-off for the extra weight is the ability to better balance work and personal commitments by ignoring the 'work' phone out of hours.


Those of us who have had to deal with annoying or aggravating bosses know how it's tough to shake it off at the end of the day. A new study explains why it's so hard, and why so many of us suck at it and wind up bringing our stress home, where it hurts not just you but your family, your friends, and your other relationships. Let's look at the study and talk about some ways you can learn to check your bad boss at the office door when you leave work.


The idea of Australia as a laidback nation of beach dwellers and BBQ aficionados no longer stacks up. In a country where our households are giving more time to paid work, the issue of how we spend our time – and the amount we give to work and with what effect – is of growing significance.


You don't have to look too far to find an Australian office where Facebook is forbidden, LinkedIn isn't liked and Twitter can get you terminated. According to Clearswift's Worklife Web 2011 report, 33 per cent of Australian workplaces now block or discourage the use of social networking. That's up from 20 per cent last year, and the highest of the five countries covered in the survey.


The OECD conducts a biannual Society At A Glance study to compare how its member countries shape up on a range of trends. According to the 2011 data, Australians stick out from the pack in a number of areas, including working hours and life expectancy.