Work-Life Balance is growing in popularity especially in companies trying to attract and retain workers. Having a healthy work environment means employers need to recognize working more hours is not necessarily the key to having productive and engaged employees. Burnout caused by the stress of working long hours can lead to psychological and physical problems. Harvard Business Review estimates this costs an estimated $125 billion to $190 billons a year in healthcare spending in the United States.
If you are not taking care of yourself, you are not going to be able to take care of your team or your family--at least not for the long haul. At some point, your patience, health, energy, or effectiveness is going to give. Without some type of self-care strategy, you are doing yourself (and the people who depend on you) a disservice.
Learn how to embrace the natural ebb and flow between work and life. Sometimes work takes priority and other times family does. Work Life Fit is learning how to be present at the times when it matters most.