Work And Lifebalance Why Now Is The Time To Make It Happen

Work And Lifebalance Why Now Is The Time To Make It Happen

October.  As a change of seasons slowly move in we may find ourselves working harder, stronger, longer as our year end goals begin to creep up.  Our stress levels rise even higher as we worry about setting our families up for success for 2015 and most of us respond by overworking ourselves. 

But what about that work/ life balance?  Are we canceling out the positives by focusing too much on a financial goal?

There has been a change in family dynamics over the last 40 years which in 2003 called upon our Senate to recognize October as National Work and Family Awareness Month.   The goal is to remind employers and businesses to make forward progress in creating heathy and flexible work environment in hopes to support work effective programs. 

Family dynamic has changed in our nation two ways.  To date almost half of America’s work force is comprised of women who often are the primary care taker of the children but also older generations who need assistance.  But let’s not forget about the men!  Men have most recently been working extreme hours and pushing themselves to the limit to afford a decent lifestyle for their families while taking cuts in promotions, bonuses, and even accessibility to health insurance coverage. 

These dynamics are creating a wall between families and quality of life.  Especially when the American work force just keeps asking for more and more and more.
But when is America’s work force going to step up?  Can it afford more pay, offer bonuses, and give excellent health coverage? On average possibly not at this time but what can WE do to create a consistent, productive work force to grow strong companies?

Let’s take the month of October to breath.  Take the month of October to set a work/ life balance goal for 2015 within your personal and professional life.  Encourage your employers to implement a flexible work environment and research techniques that will positively improve their employee’s bottom line, bring up rates of retention, decrease absence, and raise productivity and morale.

You will reap the benefits. Your employer will have a more consistent work force resulting in a trained staff and growth of product.  Your children will have a higher rate of success in life with the attention and time gathered from you. It is hopeful this will help turn the tide in America’s stressful focus on making millions into making the most out of what we have and building a better lifestyle.

So, as a step in the right direction, take this last week in September to make plans in October!  Get out there and take extra time to be with the ones you love and work so hard for.  Let everyone know that there is a silver lining on the horizon and it involves working towards a common goal of work and life balance. 

If you are interested in learning more about this topic please click on the Link which will supply a Work Place Audit work sheet, Seven Categories of Work Life Effectiveness work book, a free on demand Webinar, and a few other resources to really help you get your 2015 goal prioritized.

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Dated: September 26th 2014
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