Is it time to consider a personal life coach? According to a recent CNN article, Americans work the longest hours compared with every other industrialized country.
“Adults employed full time report working an average of 47 hours per week, which equates to nearly six days a week, according to Gallup. That’s about an hour and a half more than they reported a decade ago. Nearly four in 10 workers report logging 50+ hours on the job.”
Is a Personal Life Coach Right for You?
Are you able to answer ‘Yes’ to any of the following questions? If so, it may be time to consider a personal life coach:
- Do you lose sleep at night thinking about work?
- Do you miss out on important moments in your personal life because you can’t stop thinking about work?
- Has your work-stress reached a level where it is causing you anxiety?
- Are you the first one at the office in the morning and the last one to leave?
- Do you find yourself working through your lunch hour most days?
- Are you still checking and responding to emails at 10 p.m. at night?
It’s unfortunate that being busy at a fever pitch level has become a badge of honor in the United States. This situation is neither healthy nor productive and can have serious consequences on your personal health, can negatively impact your family life, and believe it or not can harm your work productivity even though this seems counter-intuitive.
There are many reasons why people are working longer hours than ever which include:
- Less support staff
- Budget cuts
- Lack of clear company direction
- Inability to delegate work
- Unable to set clear boundaries as it relates to disruptions throughout the workday
Throughout Joyce’s 30 years of working with business professionals to help them tackle work-life balance, she has repeatedly proven that when a work-life balance is achieved, the employee is more productive, becomes more adept at handling stress, and becomes a positive, motivating force within the organization.
Joyce will evaluate the situation through an in-person interview and questionnaire that will provide insight. Based on this information, she will then develop a customized plan for an individual or an organization to resolve issues that are creating a lack of work-life balance.
Joyce is a firm believer that this type of imbalance leads to employee burnout, erosion of loyalty, and conflict in the workplace. More hours doesn’t necessarily lead to more productivity.
You can also learn how to improve your work-life balance by checking out Joyce’s book Take the Ride of Your Life! Shift Gears for More Balance, Growth, and Joy.
Joyce is always available via phone or email to discuss the ways she can positively impact your career situation. Contact her today to schedule a call to discuss the options! Remember, you get what you tolerate!
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