Separate work and family life for work life balance

by Carrie

Separate work and family life for work life balance.

I found that I was working longer and longer hours. When I wasn't at work I was thinking of work and guilty that I wasn't working.

I would check my laptop for email, the cell for messages, even while watching TV with my wife.

I think I was addicted to work!

There just wasn't any boundary between work and family.

I now turn off the laptop and resist checking emails at night and on the weekend. I try never to bring work home, preferring to keep both work and family life separate (even if it means a late night at the office).

Unplugging myself and allowing myself to rejuvenate has been a great way to reduce stress and I am spending much more quality time with my family.


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Work life balance tips.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
var l = window.location.href, d = document; document.write('<form action="#"><div style="text-align:center"><textarea cols="50" rows="2" onclick=";"><a href="'+l+'">'+d.title+'</a></textarea></div></form>');