Hitting the right balance between work and home life can become harder the older you get. Pressures of career, children and older parents can leave you with little time for yourself. Not getting it right can have some serious consequences on health and wellbeing.
That’s why from 24 September, charity Working Families is holding national work-life week. The week aims to promote work-life balance by highlighting ways to reduce work stress and enjoy leisure time.
work-life week events
A series of events are taking place throughout the week, including:
free webinars on topics including balancing work and being dad
an awards ceremony for employers with positive policies for working families
go home on time day on Wednesday 26 September when employees finish work with enough time and energy to enjoy the day
how to get involved
You can help support work-life week by making some small changes in your work place:
make commuting enjoyable – share ideas with your workmates on ways to make getting to work less stressful. Think about routes, lift sharing, rush hour and rearranging meeting times
work at home – if this is not already in place, encourage your employer to think about this as an option
take a lunch break – use your full lunch break, try get out of the office and do something different to break up your day
take up a leisure activity – join an activity outside of work, like Zumba, yoga or golf.