Is Your Work-Life Balance Tilting Towards Work?
When employees have a good work-life balance, they are more likely to be productive and perform to the best of their ability. Here are some signs that may indicate that an employee’s work-life balance is tipping more towards work and needs to be improved:
Constant Feelings of Exhaustion
If employees already feel tired when they get out of bed in the morning, they are likely overworked. Just the thought of having to go to work may make them feel fatigued. They may be unmotivated and want to stay home and sit on the couch all day rather than go to work, be productive, and grow their careers.
When employees are overlooked, they are bound to face some health problems. Headaches, stomach issues, back pain, and shoulder pain may all be signs of high-stress levels as a result of work. These health problems often signify that an employee needs to slow down and make self-care a priority.
Frequent Thoughts of Work
While it’s normal for employees to think about work outside of work every once in a while, frequent thoughts of work when they’re off the clock may mean they need a better work-life balance. Outside of work, employees should think about other things other than deadlines they must meet or projects on their plate.
The key to a healthy work-life balance is adequate sleep. If employees are coming into the office looking exhausted because they were only able to get a few hours of sleep, this is not a good sign. Productivity at work cannot be achieved when employees are sleep deprived.
There are several ways employees can achieve a healthy work-life balance. First and foremost, they should forget about multitasking and focus on one thing at a time. When they are working, work should be their focus and when they with their family, family should be at top of mind. Planning one fun thing that they can look forward to each day is also a good idea.
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