Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance: HBR Work Smart

  • 3h 20m
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2024

Whether we're just starting out or are well into our professional journeys, we often equate our productivity with the number of hours we spend working. But do we really need to work endless hours, through weekends, and during vacations to be seen as stars? To find a healthy balance between our personal and professional lives, we need to make space for ourselves, define what we value most, and set goals that take those values into account.

Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance is filled with practical advice from HBR experts that can help you answer questions like:

  • How do I make better decisions about my time?
  • How do I set clear boundaries surrounding my work life and my personal life?
  • What steps can I take to protect my energy and mental health at work?
  • How can I pursue my passions while making time for my job?

You'll spend a significant part of your life working. This book will help you define what you need to feel balanced and fulfilled, on or off the clock.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review> provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Finding Balance
  • Chapter 1 - Work-Life Balance Is a Cycle, Not an Achievement
  • Chapter 2 - Don’t Feel Guilty for Prioritizing Yourself over Work
  • Chapter 3 - Balancing a Full-Time Job with School or a Side Hustle
  • Chapter 4 - A Guide to Setting Better Boundaries
  • Chapter 5 - When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity
  • Chapter 6 - How to Take Better Breaks at Work, According to Research
  • Chapter 7 - Is Your Burnout from Too Much Work or Too Little Impact?
  • Chapter 8 - Battle Burnout with This Acronym
  • Chapter 9 - Is Your Job Stress Perceived or Circumstantial?
  • Chapter 10 - Three Types of Burnout, and How to Overcome Them
  • Chapter 11 - How to Say No to Extra Work
  • Chapter 12 - Stop Trying to Manage Your Time
  • Chapter 13 - Three Practical Ways to Be More Productive
  • Chapter 14 - Are You Taking On Too Many Nonpromotable Tasks?
  • Chapter 15 - How to Stop Scrolling and Focus at Work
  • Chapter 16 - A Guide to Managing Your Mental Health
  • Chapter 17 - There’s No “Right” Way to Do Self-Care
  • Chapter 18 - You Don’t Have to Be the Best at Everything
  • Chapter 19 - To Improve Your Work Performance, Get Some Exercise
  • Chapter 20 - How Taking a Vacation Improves Your Well-Being


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