The average U.S. employee spends about eight hours at work each day. This adds up to over 90,000 hours during a lifetime. On the flip side, according to research, individuals spend around 37 minutes of quality time with their families. That’s a big gap, one that can be difficult to deal with.
So how do you come to grips with the fact you’re with co-workers far more than your own family? And what do you do if you want to make a change? Here are some tips from the Houston recruiters at Murray Resources:
Make the decision.
Attaining a better work-life balance sounds great in theory. Achieving it, however, takes work. It might seem like maintaining the status quo is simpler. However, in the long run, your family can suffer. That’s why you have to make an effort each day to commit to your decision. Otherwise, it will be too easy to place your focus back on work or other areas in your life. It’s all about small steps and wise choices. Make a conscious choice to live a more balanced life and you will make progress in this area, little by little.
Make time for talk.
When you’re running out the door or coming home after a hard day, you might not want to make time to talk. But really, if you’re not communicating, your relationships with your family will take a hit. So schedule regular date nights, have dinner with your kids throughout the week, or, if everyone is an early riser in your household, have breakfast together instead. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you do, just that you’re communicating more.
Make a move.
If you’re in a job that’s becoming overly stressful – and you’re missing out on important family events or having trouble balancing work and life – it could be time for a move. Having it all is hard to do and something has to give. So if your job is taking a toll on your family and your physical health too, then a switch to a different company or opportunity could be right for you.
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Contact Murray Resources. We’ll work with you to clarify your goals, identify opportunities, and advance your career in the direction that’s best for you. Find out how by contacting our Houston recruiters today.