How to Prioritize Work-Life Balance in the New Normal
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Amy Barczy is a brand journalist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and writes for AHealthierMichigan.org and MIBluesPerspectives.com. Prior to joining Blue Cross, she was a statewide news reporter for MLive.com. She has a decade of storytelling experience in local news media markets including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Holland, Ann Arbor and Port Huron.
Are You Overworking?
Balance Your Life
- Dedicate a workspace to help you concentrate
- If you’re a hybrid worker, use your time in the office to schedule meetings and to complete small tasks; save bigger, more intensive tasks for your time at home
- Make time for casual conversations and connections
- Seek support for home tasks to lessen the burden: grocery delivery, cleaning services and childcare can make a big difference in how you spend your free time and reduce your stress
- Set a regular schedule for your work hours and communicate it to your family, coworkers and manager
- Set aside a time to do something for yourself every day, like a hobby or exercise
- Take breaks during your workday like going for a walk, having a casual phone call or making a healthy snack
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