By Kristen Sohlman, HBA, RP
In life, we have many different roles and responsibilities related to work, physical health, a career, family, friends, and time. It is no wonder that sometimes we find ourselves feeling stressed or overwhelmed. It is important to remember that small amounts of stress are healthy and necessary as they help us to be motivated, efficient, helps with good mental focus, and helps us to feel more content and happy within our lives. Whereas having too much stress for a long time results in feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, overloaded, burnt out, and exhausted.
Work-life balance does not mean that we are making our priorities between work and other aspects of our lives equal, and instead, that we are meeting our own individual needs in order to perform optimally at work, as well as in the other aspects of our lives.
Steps to Achieve Work-Life Balance
Canadian Mental Health Association. (2018). Work Life Balance. CMHA. [Website] Retrieved from https://cmha.ca/mental-health/finding-help/emotional-wellness
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