Have you ever wondered why so few people have mastered the concept of work-life balance?
If you find it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and your life, you’re not alone.
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Work-life balance means something different to each individual, which is why you need to find the right balance for you.
People get stress trying to balance their work life with their personal life. Work-life balance is difficult because many of us experience heavy workloads and long work hours while managing personal relationships and family responsibilities. If we don’t manage the imbalance between work and personal life, consequently, stress weakens our immune systems. Over time, this makes us more susceptible to illness.
According to Digital Marketing Strategist Ben Weiss, several successful organizations have realized improved work-life balance results in increased morale, staff members feeling more appreciated, fewer sick days, and more productivity. This also has the added bonus of greater employee retention which reduces recruitment costs.
Make the most of time on the job and set priorities.
Refresh your mind.
The majority of your time is spent at work. After you leave work, focus your attention on your life and family activities. Don’t take work home. Divide your time and energy between work and personal life.
Find your focus.
Spend time and energy on family and home activities.
Adjust your schedule to allow for more time.
Whatever you put in place for work-life balance, start small and increase gradually.
Achieving balance at work and in your personal life enables you to perform efficiently in both areas. We know this is a big challenge, but it is doable. And it’s worth it.
Tami Gilbert is an RN, MSN, MBA, Presenter, Speaker, Podcast Host, and Author of Career CPR: Meaningful Strategies to Resuscitate or Nurture Your Career and Courage to Persevere: A Compelling Story of Struggle, Survival, and Triumph.
Tami helps businesses and corporations increase their bottom line through employee retention. She holds workshop activities to increase employee job satisfaction. Her perseverance and tenacity is a true story of life-changing courage. Tami shares this story with others to inspire, encourage, edify and embolden them toward a life of fulfillment and contentment.
“Anything is possible – if you believe,” is Tami Gilbert’s call to action.
A thought-provoking and insightful speaker, Tami delivers passionate, power-packed informational presentations that teach others how to increase their own happiness at work, create a positive workplace environment, and build a successful career.
Jerry Cox is an RN, MSN, CRRN, CPI, Staff Nurse, Manager, Clinical Instructor, CPR Instructor, and Podcast Co-Host. She attended St. Xavier University where she studied nursing. She is devoted to her lifelong career in her profession.
Jerry is highly recognized for encouraging individuals to reach their professional goals, fulfilling their ambitions and obtaining satisfaction in their careers. She has obtained several Awards (Nancy Holt Awards and Magnuson Awards) in recognition for her outstanding efforts and contributions to her team in making the organization the best in healing and hope.
Jerry worked on various committees (such as Clinical Ladder Committee, Research Committee, Policy & Procedure Committee, and The Magnet Steering Committee).