Do you ever feel like there is not enough time to do all of the things you have to do, and no time at all for the things you enjoy? If so, you are not alone. Many workers say they want more time to spend with their families and to do things that are important to them.
Do you ever feel:
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, take steps at work and at home to get your life into balance.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems.
Job stress causes trouble at work and at home. At work, you may worry about things you have not had time to do at home. At home, you may worry about your job. This cycle upsets your work-life balance. Lowering your job stress can get your life back in balance.
Job stress can be caused by:
Do any of these things bother you? Consider talking with your boss to change things. There are some things that you may not be able to control. But even a few small changes might help lower your stress.
Businesses make money and are better off in other ways if their employees are healthy and happy. For this reason, many companies have programs to help balance work life and home life.
These programs may include:
Check to see if your company has any of these or other programs that could help you. If not, consider talking to your boss about why work-life balance programs make good business sense. Even if your company does not start an official program, you may be able to get flexible hours, time off, or the ability to do some work from home.
If you are truly unhappy because of a stressful job, and if the suggestions here have not worked, it may be time to think about changing jobs or changing careers. But before you quit, take time to research your options.
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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