Over 100 million Americans resolve to make a change in the new year, and most of them fail. For busy managers and executives, work is a big reason why. It’s pretty obvious when you think about it. Business travel ramps up after the holidays, torpedoing diets with client dinners and banishing inspiring exercise plans to padded little rooms on the hotel’s second floor. Emails flood in, distracting from phone-free family dinners and date nights.
Sure, it is easy to blame failed resolutions on the difficulty of work-life balance. But sometimes work-life balance can actually be about using work skills to bring balance into your life. And there’s a skill you use at work every day that can totally change the resolution game.