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November 21, 2013

November Employee Assistance Program article: 'Balancing Your Two Lives — Home and Work'

Submitted by The Division of Human Resources

Among the essential ingredients of a balanced life are meaningful activity, physical and mental health, satisfying relationships and peace of mind. To achieve that balance, you must successfully juggle the demands of your work, personal life, family and relationships.

For 25 years, the HealthQuest Employee Assistance Program has been partnering with employees offering innovative ways to manage the stress in today’s fast-paced world. The many services are all confidential. Call 24/7 at 1-888-275-1205, option 7.

"If you're spending too much time working, and your personal time disappears, it's likely you'll become exhausted, stressed and irritable. The reverse is also true," says Bee Epstein-Shepherd, a psychologist in Carmel, Calif. "Each of us has an average of 112 waking hours a week in which to satisfy all of our responsibilities. The more successful we are at completing our work and taking time for ourselves on a regular basis, the more often we'll feel satisfied and in control of our lives." 

Read more about finding balance at work and at home