Episode 45: “Achieving Work Life Balance For Today’s Laboratorian”
Co-Hosts Tywauna Wilson, Lona Small, and Stephanie Whitehead discuss various strategies achieving work life balance for today’s laboratorian.
“Work-life balance will mean different things to different people because, after all, we all have different life commitments and in our always-on world, balance is a very personal thing, and only you can decide the lifestyle that suits you best.”- Hank Jackson, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management
Key Takeaways from the show:
Issues that cause work life inbalance:
- Increased Responsibilities at work
- Working longer hours
- Increased responsibilities at home
- Family priorities
Signs you or a coworker may be over stressed or need downtime
- Just need a break
- Staff not participating as much as they used to
- Loss of interest
- Back pain
- Short tempered/find that you are losing your cool
Tips for taking downtime or creating balance
- Let go of perfection
- Strive for excellence
- Set limits
- Schedule your breaks and days as best you can
- Don’t over schedule yourself
- Learn to say no
- Detach from work; having the clear expectations of limits
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