As we become busier in our lives with family, work, friends, and home chores, it becomes more difficult to maintain a work/life balance. It is important to remember that we have some control over our lives and often our own expectations lead us to make decisions that make us feel dissatisfied with our life/work balance and can lead to stress. If this has happened to you, you learn to balance work and life.

First, you will need to identify the personal values that are most important to you for your family relationships and professional life. This will allow you to prioritize the time you spend on what you value most and to manage your multiple responsibilities. It is also important to recognize the sources of stress in your life and determine if you have techniques to deal with the stress.

It is impossible to live without stress, but to maintain the work/life balance you need to recognize the symptoms and watch that you are maintaining a good balance for you values. If you take the time to relax and rejuvenate you will find that you have the balance that will allow you to approach your work and life activities with greater energy and enthusiasm.

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