In a workplace driven by competition, the fear of losing ones job due to layoffs or restructuring (especially post 2008) has seemingly caused the once strikingly clear line diving work life and personal to become evermore translucent. Although many feel this invasion of work life into their personal life is necessary to stay ahead of their competition, or even simply to stay afloat, it is important to consider the risks and consequences of a poor work-life balance.
Some of these risks include fatigue, increased expectations by your organization, and most importantly lost time with you care most dearly about. But how can one strive to re-balance their scale?
Mayo clinic’s article “Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control,” highlights and details the following tips to consider to help find the best balance for you:
- Track Your time
- Take Advantage of Your Options
- Learn to Say NO
- Leave Work and Work
- Manage Your Time
- Bolster Your Support System
- Nurture Yourself
To read specifics on each of these tips, read the article above and take back control of you personal life!