Making Your Work - Life Balance

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One Source EAP Connections – August 2021

Sometimes life can feel like a game of Jenga®. You build a tower out of wooden blocks, then pull them out one by one. The resulting tower is unbalanced and can come crashing down.

Like the tower, you’ve spent years building a career, friends, a family, a romantic life and everyone seems to go to you when they need something. It’s great to feel respected and needed, but each demand can be like pulling out a block in the tower: deadlines, deliverables, child care, eldercare, social commitments and on and on and on.

If the demands are relentless, your tower may topple; that’s called burnout. Before you hit that point, it’s time for some changes to improve your work-life balance.

One Source EAP can help with the new Work-Life Balance Seminar and the Calm Collection video series. You can also use your benefit for one-on-one assistance by calling (800) 300-0628. The Access Center is open 24/7/365.

Contact with the EAP is completely confidential!

Our website has information and additional resources.

Five Keys to Change

  • Motivation: Your “why” to keep in mind when change becomes difficult
  • Community: Someone to support you in your quest to change
  • Accountability: Someone who will keep you on your new path
  • New Ideas: The tools for change
  • Time: Schedule some time for yourself every day, even if its only five minutes in your car to breathe

Accept that you must say “No” to one part of your life in order to say “Yes” to another.

New This Summer: One Source EAP Work-Life Balance Seminar Series

At One Source EAP we understand how important work-life balance is to your overall health and wellbeing. Our new Work Life Balance Seminar will help you identify what is important to you and provides strategies and techniques to build better balance in your life to avoid burnout. Consider scheduling a Work-Life Balance seminar for your next team or staff meeting. Your HR partner can help you request a seminar for your team.

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