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Work-Life Issues

Updated 08/11/2017

   Work-Life Balance: an equal-opportunity issue   

     Work more women entering the work-force more are subject to the
     stresses of dealing with the ever increasing demands of competitive
     actions in business plus the need to care for other family members,
     and especially with the needs of growing children and infants.

     So it is possible to wear the "Super Person" tights and keep everything
     else in harmony or is this an either or situation?

     One thing is certain: You can't do it all 100% and survive.

     Ever suffered from anxiety? I have and it's no picnic. About ten years ago, I checked
     into the ER before a speaking engagement thinking I was having a heart attack. The
     electrocardiogram test showed that my heart was still strong as ever. What happened?
     I had a panic attack, which is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear.that
     mimics a heart attack. Doctors told me it was induced by
stress. That made sense, it
     was one of the most stressful periods of my life.

     How's Your Work-Life Balance?  |  Psychology Today
     Work-life balance is important because it affects the well-being of individuals, families,
     and communities. After all, people need time and energy to participate in family life,
     democracy, and community activities. They also need time outside of work for
     rejuvenation, and to develop and nurture friendships and their “non-work selves.”

     Importance of work life balance in the workplace  |  LinkedIn, Stacey M Johnson                    03/21/2015
     Work-life balance is about creating and maintaining supportive and healthy work
     environments, which will enable to have balance between work and personal
     responsibilities and thus strengthen employee loyalty and productivity. Today’s workers
     have many competing responsibilities such as work, children, housework, volunteering,
     spouse and elderly parent care and this places stress on individuals, families and the
     communities in which they reside. Work-life conflict is a serious problem that impacts
     workers, their employers and communities. Long work hours and highly stressful jobs
     not only hamper ’ ability to harmonize work and family life but also are associated with
     health risks, such as increased smoking and alcohol consumption, weight gain and
     depression. Work life conflict has been associated with numerous physical and mental
     health implications.

     When your work life and personal life are out of balance, your stress level is likely to
     soar. Use these practical strategies to restore harmony.
     Article includes:  Married to your work?
                                Strike a better work-life balance
                                Setting limits
                                Caring for yourself
                                Know when to seek professional help