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In this course we discuss how remote employees can obtain a work-life balance, even when working from home.  

We begin with a brief overview of work-life balance and discuss why it can be especially challenging to balance your work and lifestyle at home. We visualize what a healthy homebased work- life balance looks like and then we complete a personal work-life balance assessment to identify individual areas of focus.

Afterwards, we work through the 7 common work-life misconceptions employees endure when working from home and how to combat them. Then, we delve into over 25 unique tips and tricks for increasing work-life balance from home. At the end of the course, we develop an action plan with home based work-life balance techniques that will align with an individual's personal goals. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the challenges of work- life balance at home.
  • Identify the 7 work-life misconceptions employees endure while working from home.
  • Recognize how to be successful with work-life balance while working at home.
  • Discover techniques for increasing home based work-life balance. 
Last updated/reviewed: May 27, 2022

90 Reviews (419 ratings)Reviews

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Working from home is the new reality. Now that people started working from home most really like it. It removes the commute and sometimes office politics that can impact productivity
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Anonymous Author
Really appreciated the helpful tips in this course on time management. Having the ability to work from home now is delightful but comes with time management challenges that more people are starting to understand. These tips will be helpful to apply to my daily work/life routine.
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This was a good course. It reviewed the 7 most common misconceptions that occur while working from home, and goes into detail in how to maintain a quality work-life balance. I found the section that discusses scheduling work time vs. relationship time the most helpful.
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Anonymous Author
This course provided a comprehensive overview of understanding life balance as well as many great considerations and tips to achieve a desirable balance without sacrificing other important things in life. Nice refresher, particularly working remotely this year!
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Anonymous Author
Overall very insightful. Was good to be able to look at the balance of working from home and personal time. I haven't started working from home yet but will take all of this into consideration for when I do in the next few weeks.
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Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and gave great tips for managing and separating your work-life from your relationship and personal life while working from home. There were many unique strategies that I learned.
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Anonymous Author
Well laid out covering many points with excellent examples. Resource Guide very helpful, understandable and easy to use. Guide keeps you on track to achieve your task / goal for work / life balance.
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Anonymous Author
Class was very well done and covered material in a professional manner. Only problem with me was I only have hearing in one ear, the background music made it hard for me to hear the speaker.
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The course is very good and interesting and leads to the practical aspect of work from home structure. However the background music throughout the course is somewhat distracting factor.
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Anonymous Author
Very insightful. Very educational to look at the balance of working from home and personal time. I don't work from home but will take all of this into account if that is ever an option.
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Anonymous Author
Because we are rotating working from home and at the office there needs to be a balance. I think in both instances our personal and work commitments are just as important.
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This was a great course. I did find the music in the background quite distracting and had to listen to sections multiple time due to the volume of the background music.
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Good course, flowed well. Good topic, many people should see it. Good use of time. Impressive course. I am so happy I took it. I will keep the materials for a long time.
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Anonymous Author
Good course. Most is common sense but I also learned a few things. I would recommend this course. Would have been better without the background music.
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Good class; however, the music was very distracting on a few of her videos. It got really hard to hear her when the music was drowning out her voice.
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Member's Profile
this was a great course on work life balance. Particularly in the covid-19 era this was a very helpful course to help balance work and personal life
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Member's Profile
The Action guide was very helpful when determining what areas could use improvement and the ideas presented were great. I enjoyed this course.
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Anonymous Author
good class showing the importance of a balance between personal, relational and work time and that a comfortable balance should be maintained
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Anonymous Author
Great course - I've been working from home for 2 years and much of this was a review...but I needed to hear it! Thank you - great class!
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Anonymous Author
The content and action guide (part of supporting materials) are helpful, but be prepared for minimal visuals in the presentation itself.
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Really good recommendations and course provides opportunity to work on each individual’s unique circumstances on how to rebalance life
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Anonymous Author
Good insight on this course and overall very helpful. The instructor was very clear and her slides were easy to follow along with.
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Member's Profile
lots of great ideas on how to obtain a good work life balance. And also an eye opener on misconceptions about working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Enjoyed this course. I think that more executives should take this course to understand the misconceptions of working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Provided good tips and tricks on how to better work from home and effectively utilize working from home for the most potential.
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I have to admit that I gave up on watching the video within 20 minutes because of the background music...it's really annoying.
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Anonymous Author
I did not think about the various time management tips when I work from home. They make sense and I will use in the future.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent tips to follow as working remotely does have its misconceptions and people are becoming even more unhealthy.
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Anonymous Author
This course is very timely given the fact that most of the employees all throughout the world are working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Simple and meaningful. Tips are clear. I did not realize that I committed the misconceptions of working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Great tips on how to maximize time and not feel guilty about breaking up my workdays from home with a walk etc.
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I believe that it is misleading to say 1 CPE and click here for 1 CPE, only to find out that CPE is not listed.
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Member's Profile
Content was good and relevant, however background music was at times too loud and distracted from presentation.
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Member's Profile
this is a very relevant topic. it had good content. Some very helpful worksheets or workbooks were included.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative. Great roadmap with automatic tips to immediately see results in your work from home life.
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Member's Profile
A great reminder that work and home life are important and should be prioritized accordingly! Great tips.
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Anonymous Author
Thanks for all of this great advice. I have struggled with this work at home world that we live in now.
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Anonymous Author
Great overview of work from home, especially given changes to the work environment after the pandemic.
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Anonymous Author
The presentation was very well organized and entertaining. Definitely have some good ideas to try now.
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Overall a great reminder of how to be successful as we all continue to work from home more frequently
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Anonymous Author
Instructor had clear suggestions on how to manage work life balance. Slides were easy to understand.
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Anonymous Author
This is a really good overview of work life balance that gives practical tips to employ immediately.
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Member's Profile
common sense on work life balance but a great reminder that everyone needs while working from home
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Anonymous Author
This was a good course especially during the pandemic when many are new to the wfh opportunities.
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Anonymous Author
Working from home is a definite future plan for me, so this course gave me a lot to think about.
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Great video! great tips! I will definitely implement some of the information from this training.
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Member's Profile
This course provided a range of useful tips to better manage work when having to work remotely.
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The music was too loud, making it difficult to hear the instructor and became very distracting.
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Anonymous Author
Content was great and provided good actionable ideas. Background music volume was too loud.
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Anonymous Author
Very good refresher and reminder of what to do/not to do considering the Covid WFH times.
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Anonymous Author
Lots of examples and real world application. Tools provided for you ongoing improvement.
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Anonymous Author
Quick course on a relevant topic that so many of us have to face with working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Amanda had great tips to apply while working from home. I would recommend this course.
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Fun, informational tips that I can carry into my own life and share with my remote staff.
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Anonymous Author
During today's' time and with everyone working from home, the course was right on time.
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Anonymous Author
Very good to have a good work-life balance during Covid! Thank you for the information!
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Anonymous Author
Excellent basic course for dealing with challenges that arise from working from home.
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Good course. Enjoyed the time to think about how to manage working from home best.
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Member's Profile
Good tips on how to manage work-life balance. Easy to follow instructions and tips.
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Anonymous Author
good to have a workshop to provide me the good tips of keeping work-life balance
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Anonymous Author
I feel that this course would be beneficial for anyone to take in any industry.
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Anonymous Author
As a new work at home employee, I found this course to be very helpful to me.
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Anonymous Author
This course gives some really great tips for establishing a work life balance
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Anonymous Author
This was an interesting look at working from home. The slides were helpful.
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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the course. It is a reminder to be mindful of work life balance.
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Anonymous Author
Good presentation of the realities and challenges of working from home.
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Anonymous Author
Interesting training and entertaining. Thank you. Objectives completed.
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In home vs office part, it is hard to understand because music is high.
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Anonymous Author
very good course on work - life balance. gave some good understanding
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Anonymous Author
This class is recommend for any person working remotely. Helpful tips
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Anonymous Author
Very useful, very actual examples and help us in the actual situation.
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Anonymous Author
Extended work hours working from home is a fact do to no commute tine
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Member's Profile
This was both relatable and informative. Definitely worth the time.
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Anonymous Author
The background music through the entire presentation was grating.
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Workbook helps you write out what areas you may be struggling in.
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Anonymous Author
great tips for staying sane as we all work from home indefinitely
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thought stimulating and requires one to contemplate and think....
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Anonymous Author
slides , lecture and theories were very clear and knowledgeable.
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Anonymous Author
Good tips. Really helped in my current work-from-home situation.
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Anonymous Author
The contact is great, but the background music is distracting.
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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the course. Presenter was clear and engaging.
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Member's Profile
Very useful course and relevant for current situation.
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Anonymous Author
Great course and especially relevant during this time
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Anonymous Author
This is essential, especially now in the COVID world.
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Anonymous Author
Refreshing to hear this put into words. Interesting
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Anonymous Author
Course was fine. Presented in an easy to follow way.
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Good insight to the subject and nice way to explain.
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Member's Profile
Good review of concepts and provided valuation info
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Anonymous Author
A good course for people new to working from home.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
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4 QuestionsCourse Questions and Answers

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Why does this say it offers CPE but there is no CPE certificate available after the class?

Member's Profile

Hello Melissa,

Happy to help. I just look into your account and can see your certificates for this course. You are requested to log-in again to your account to see the certificates awarded to you.

Is there anything else i can help you with today?

Kind Regards,

Tom Closson
Customer Success – We’re here to answer all your Illumeo questions
Illumeo, Inc

Member's Profile

I have the same question as above. I took this course for CPE but there isn't a certificate available for CPE, only CEU.

Member's Profile

I also have the same question - does this class does qualify for CPE credit for CPA's?

Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  2:12Introduction to How to Have Work-Life Balance When Working From Home
Work-Life Balance
  8:16Understanding Work - Life Balance
  11:31Home vs Office
  6:39Your Limited Resources: Energy
  10:03Your Limited Resources: Time
  4:31Your Work - Life Balance at Home
  12:41Your Many Commitments
CONCLUSION
  6:23Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:02:16How to Have Work-Life Balance When Working From Home
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: How to Have Work-Life Balance While Working from Home
  PDFHow to Have Work-Life Balance While Working from Home Glossary/Index
  DOCXWork-Life Balance at Home Resource Guide
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM