Ryan, Anne B.
Working with a philosophy of enough.
When we look for life-work balance, we are seeking well being. We are seeking that feeling of being in control of our lives, which makes happiness possible . We are seeking that state where each element of our lives is in balance with the others, and where one aspect does not dominate to extent that our experiences become truncated, or even dysfunctional. This paper asserts that techniques for creating balance, such as time management or strategies for efficiency, may help in the short term, but will ultimately disappoint, if they are not supported by an adequate philosophy. The paper takes as its central theme the philosophy of enough, and proposes that it is capable of helping individuals, family groups and communities to work out a vision of balanced and sustainable lifestyles. Equally important, it can support practical steps for putting balance into practice. Enough is a way to freedom. The sooner we arrive at our personal definitions of enough, the freer and happier we can be.
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||Enough; Work life balance; Cultural creatives; Invisible work; Visible work; Money; Financial intelligence; Critical thinking; Expectations; Limits; The bigger picture;
||Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
Anne B. Ryan
||04 Mar 2008
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