WORK-LIFE BALANCE, WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Work-life balance is both achievement at work AND enjoyment in life outside of work and is super important when it comes to a person’s quality of life. So, work-life balance determines the amount of stress you live with, as well as how much quality time you have for yourself.
And your friends and family. You see, there are things besides work that make life meaningful. When you don't set aside the time to have fun, enjoy things and connect with the people that matter most to you - life can start to suck.
Listen, life is short. It’s pretty rare that people look back, reflect on their life and wish they’d worked more! So, maybe it’s time you consider getting some support from a therapist to help you develop a healthier work-life balance!
You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life. ~ Heather Schuck
WORK-LIFE BALANCE, SHOULD I BE WORRIED?
Keep an eye out for the following:
- boundaries are nonexistent between work and personal life
- people in your life are pissed that you work so much
- trouble putting your phone down or closing your laptop
- work is too busy to take time for fun or enjoyment
- you're exhausted and showing signs of physical stress
- you're numbing out, using alcohol or drugs, or stress eating
- your partner, kids or pets hardly recognize you
- you are stressed, anxious, depressed, or irritable
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own
‘to do’ list. ~ First Lady Michelle Obama
THERAPY IMPROVES YOUR WORK-LIFE BALANCE
It is challenging to balance your work and personal life. Furthermore, pressures to succeed at work increase quickly for many people. So, the pressure causes you to over-identify with how it's going at work.
You coule also depend on “overworking” to cope with stress and insecurity. Moreover, it could be a creative way for you to keep people in your life at a comfortable distance. Well, isn't that sneaky of your subconscious!
Whatever your situation, finding a work-life balance that works for you will help you to relax. Learn to get more comfortable taking time for YOU. To sum up, it is okay to make room for the people and things you care about in your life. In fact, it will make you happier, healthier and more connected.
Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. ~ Hillary Clinton
THERAPY GETS TO THE HEART OF IT AND GIVES YOU TOOLS TO CHANGE
You deserve a better way. Focusing on yourself and your relationship to work and career will help you become the healthiest, most authentic and best version of yourself.
Ready to feel better, and improve your work-life balance? Get started today to see what therapy can do!