Achieving balance in your life
1. I often buy new books and have time to read them
2 People remark on how open I am to new ideas
3 I have a regular exercise routine
4. I usually get a good night’s sleep
5. I have enough energy to see me through each day
6 I express my feelings
7 I know who I am, and that’s fine
8. I have a clear sense of purpose in my life and make a real contribution at work
Answer YES or NO
You may need to invest time in team meetings and calm tensions to maintain balance. Your goal should be to keep your team members stretched and working to their best but not stressed. Ensure everyone has regular and predictable time off. If you have built a strong team during good times, it will withstand short-term pressures, but you may need to invest time in team meetings and calm tensions to maintain balance. Stresses are cumulative: a team member may be able to tolerate stress at work for a while if other aspects of their lives are running well. But if work stress is only one of many issues they are dealing with, problems you should acknowledge may arise.
If you’re leading a remote team, set limits on work time and share them with staff to maintain boundaries between your job and personal life. For example, stop checking work messages after hours and respect flexible working arrangements.
JLBC BALANCING WORK AND LIFE
JLBC Managing stress