A Better Work-Life Balance

If you’ve been working long enough, you’ve been guilty. We all have.

Picture this–

You come to work already on edge because of something that happened at home. The dog peed on the new rug. The kids left the milk out and it spoiled. A little spat with your spouse over nothing turned into a knock em down, drag em out fight that ended with a night spent on the couch.

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Whatever the case, you’re at work now and everybody had better keep a wide berth. And heaven help the customer that want’s to bitch about something that you have no control over.

It goes the other way too.

Your boss dumps a bunch of busy work on your already crowded desk, and “asks” if you can get to it ASAP.

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You’re trying to take a lunch break, and the phone won’t stop ringing. Someone warmed up fish in the kitchen microwave. Again. You get home with your hair frazzled, blood boiling, and the last thing you want to do is make dinner. Too bad the milk is spoiled, or everyone would be having cereal for dinner.

Sound familiar?

Work-Life Balancing Act

No one wants to bring issues from home to work with them, and vice versa, but it happens. For some people, it happens too often. But from time to time, it happens to all of us.

And when it does happen, we aren’t productive or pleasant to be around.

While a glass of wine at home might help dissolve a little bit of the workday stress, a mid-morning bloody mary would be frowned upon in most work settings. A slightly better way to balance your work-life equation is with regular exercise. In a study that is soon to be published in Human Resource Management, researchers found that employers can help to improve employee work-life balance by encouraging them to exercise regularly.

Find the Time

For those that make time for regular exercise, the improvement in work-life balance is apparent.

But what are the employees that feel like they don’t have time to add exercise into their lives supposed to do? Sure, you can tell them until you’re blue in the face that if they just make the time for regular exercise they’ll see the difference, but what are the odds of that happening? Not very good.

Why not make it easy for them to find the time for exercise by bringing a wellness program to the office? I have programs available for any size business, big or small, and  they are effective any workplace environment.

So let’s make it happen. Give me a call today, and let’s talk about setting up a workplace wellness program for you and your employees. A small investment now will pay huge dividends later.

I promise.

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