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Life as a Balancing Act

Do you ever feel like there is not enough time to do all of the things you have to do, and no time at all for the things you enjoy? If so, you are not alone. 

On average, people in the United States have worked more and more hours each year since 1970. But in recent years, fewer people say they want to take on more at work, even if they would get promoted or get paid more money. Especially during this time of working from home, the line can often be blurred with your house has become the office. 

Do you ever feel: 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, take steps at work and at home to get your life into balance. 

Care for yourself at home

1. Manage your time well 

Lower job stress 

Job stress causes trouble at work and at home. At work, you may worry about things you have not had time to do at home. At home, you may worry about your job. This cycle upsets your work-life balance. Lowering your job stress can get your life back in balance. 

Job stress can be caused by: 

Do any of these things bother you? Consider talking with your boss to change things. There are some things that you may not be able to control. But even a few small changes might help lower your stress. 

Know when to quit 

If you are truly unhappy because of a stressful job, and if the suggestions here have not worked, it may be time to think about changing jobs or changing careers. But before you quit, take time to research your options. 

 

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