- Form meaningful connections at your job with colleagues and staff.
- Plan personal and family time and place it on your patient care schedule to help maintain a good work-life balance (Ask about whole person care and how we take care of each other).
- Learn to say “no” once in a while to requests for your time.
- Exercise to work off stress & tension.
- Sleep more.
- Relax without guilt.
- Focus on what is working in your life rather than fixating on what’s not working.
- Laugh with your family, friends and colleagues.
- Set good boundaries with your time and schedule.
- Play more.
- Have more fun.
- Be sure to take scheduled vacations or time off.
- Pause or take time before reacting to something that bothers you. Think about how you could best respond to the situation.
- Spend time doing things you’re passionate about outside of work, such as creative writing, photography or playing a sport, meditating, taking a class or imagine this…….doing nothing.
- Volunteer with an organization that gives you a sense of purpose of meaning. View yourself as a coach who cheers you on and gives you strength or confidence.
Life Balance TIps
Do you want to be happier at work? Consider adopting some of the following suggestions or ideas. The idea is not to have a “magic moment”, rather many magic experiences that are fulfilling, meaningful and meeting your expectations for a happy life at work and home. At this time, it may be important to examine your attitudes about work along with expectations. Do you believe that if you work hard you will be rewarded? What is you aren’t recognized for your efforts? It may be time to realign your expectations and find a new way to be happy at work. Use these 15 items to review or take stock of your strengths and liabilities around work. Attending to life balance will help you live longer and be happier.