Work / Life Balance | Regaining Work/Life Balance For Executives and Professionals
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Work has taken over my life
Solution: People who do what they love work LESS and have MORE time for friends and family.
Change starts with EPR's free Career Consultation.
Lack of Work/Life Balance
Stress and pressure starting to eat away your personal and family life?
Are you an executive or professional facing unrelenting pressure to put in longer hours?
For those in a position of significant responsibility, regular 50 to 60 hour working weeks may rapidly and negatively affect physical health, wellbeing and private life.
Unchecked, the damage can become irreparable.
Children and relationships can be forced to take a back seat to your career and life quickly gets out of balance. Eventually you risk becoming less productive to the point where your personal wellbeing can suffer.
A recent study found that people experiencing significant work-life conflict were:
- 30 times more likely to suffer from a disorder such as depression.
- 10 times more likely to experience extreme anxiety.
- 11 times more likely to suffer from substance abuse issues.
When your career and life are imbalanced, you may experience career atrophy - a gradual reduction in your career skills and therefore, options. An amount of stress and pressure is expected in any workplace but it should not lead to 60 hour weeks, for months on end.
In cases where work has taken over, the culprit is often misalignment, which occurs when people are:
Unclear in their precise career goals and aspirations - Result: Grabbing jobs based on poor criteria
Working with a company that’s a poor fit - Result: Lack of engagement with the people and the work
Depend too heavily upon others for career advance/satisfaction - Result: Inability to control your future
How do you achieve a better work/career balance?
Many become completely reactive, thinking “my organisation will ensure I’ve got work.”
Satisfied executives with strong personal lives grab the controls of their career and make things happen. They are proactive.
Being proactive requires self-awareness and strategic planning. One key is to align professional goals with personal values through a modern, strategic career management system. In other words, it matters that you do what you are passionate about…this may require a substantial career change but done right, the rewards are enormous.
EPR has helped thousands of clients find greater balance between work and career.
Each EPR client takes their first steps toward better balance by arranging a free consultation with an EPR career management specialist.
During our meeting we identify together, the major areas where you can achieve significant improvement in your career plan.
You owe it to yourself, your friends and your family to work less, enjoy your work, align your career with your values, and wake up each morning looking forward to going to work.