Personal Life Balance

“Personal Life Balance is the core of having a healthy lifestyle. As you take your career journey, you also have to make time for family and a social life. Those are important too.”
– Ann Holmes Ritterspach, Alpha Lambda and Associate Vice President of Relationship Management at Nationwide Insurance

A person who strives for personal life balance strives to be a “whole person” by balancing as many areas of her life as possible. She knows that she is constantly developing and exercises moderation in everything. She knows that she may want everything-but cannot have it all at one time. She values herself enough to “make time” for herself. She understands that at times her balance can be interrupted.

Additional Resources

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “30 is the new 20,” you aren’t alone. These additional resources will teach you how to make the most of your twenties in both your career and relationships!

“Why 30 is not the new 20” (Ted Talk) by Dr. Meg Jay
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twenty-somethings: Contrary to popular belief, your twenties are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Dr. Jay says that just because marriage, work, and kids are happening later in life doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives three pieces of advice for how twenty-somethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Dr. Meg Jay
Drawing from more than ten years of work with hundreds of twenty-something clients and students, Dr. Jay weaves the science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. She shares what psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, reproductive specialists, human resources executives, and economists know about the unique power of our twenties and how they change our lives. The result is a provocative and sometimes poignant read that shows us why our twenties do matter. Our twenties are a time when the things we do – and the things we don’t do – will have an enormous effect across years and even generations to come.

Time Management Tips from Straight A Students