Last week was National Work – Life Week which has reminded me how important it is to get the right balance between working hard and enjoying your time off.
As we are still in a recession, surveys say people are more stressed than ever as they work harder to keep up with the rising cost of living. However, many forget to take time out for themself which regretfully leads to them becoming ill, essentially putting them further back.
I work in PR and this industry is renowned for long hours, often requiring flexible working patterns because it’s deadline driven. The role as a PR Executive was also recently voted as the seventh most stressful job in a survey this year. Eek!
PR is all about creativity so it’s hard to be at your best if you’re tired. So because of this, I make sure I take time out to do what I enjoy when I’m not working to give myself a fresh perspective. For example, visiting the gym, seeing my family and friends and something every girl loves to do – shop!
But it’s not only the world of PR that’s stressful. There are other industries and job roles which are a lot more stressful than ours. But it is important to do a job you enjoy and get satisfaction from. Of course satisfaction doesn’t come without hard work, but it’s essential to know when you need a break.
Are you guilty of clocking up the hours at work? If your answer is yes, then it might be a good time to reflect and take time off to relax as a job is always done much better when you feel refreshed.
So take a break, step back and congratulate yourself on how well you’ve done. And let us know what you’re up to this weekend…