Getting the balance right....
Work Life BalanceIt's the age-old question: how do you get the balance right?
Work can help provide us with the income we need to meet our living costs. It can also give a sense of routine and purpose to our day, a sense of identity, and bring us contact with others.
However, a number of factors such as long working hours, commutes, job insecurities, financial requirements and personal demands can leave us feeling over-stretched and struggling to find any balance in our lives.
The lack of balance in someone's life can be as a result of different experiences. For some, work remains an absorbing activity that ends up leaving them with no time for friends, family, interests or social events. This can then lead to feelings of isolation and no sense of wellbeing.
For others, the constant demands of work and life can build up over time and can lead to high stress levels that impact on their own lives and relationships with others.
If you feel work demands are having a negative impact on your work or personal life please call a member of our support team as we would be happy to help.
Support may include:
- A Support Officer to talk through your concerns and offer a package of support tailored to your needs
- Information and resources on managing work stress and help you redress your work/life balance
- Counselling with one of our experienced BACP registered counsellors
- Additional help which may include legal advice from our partner Law Express or a referral to our careers consultant partners
If you're struggling to get the balance right for you, here are some simple steps you can take to change the situation.