Can’t Find Work-Life Balance? You May Have One of These Problems.

January 10, 2017

Career Advice

5242760927_cc8f6ca24d_zWork-life balance is not an easy achievement. It’s a skill you’ll have to constantly improve throughout your career. But your first step is to figure out why you can’t achieve it. Read the descriptions of these following three personas and see which sounds familiar to you.

You could be a… workaholic.
If you’re the first in the office every morning, the last out each night, and one of those people who prides themselves on rarely taking a vacation day, you may be a workaholic. There’s a difference between being dedicated to your job and letting it take over your life.

You could be a… micromanager.
You know you could do the job better so you just do it yourself. Every. Single. Time. Or, you simply cannot not make an edit or change when you’re approving the work of others. You may need to learn how to delegate more effectively. You can’t be a solid leader until you learn this skill.

You could be…unproductive.
You may not realize it, but there are lots of little things you do each day that seem productive but are the exact opposite. For example, multitasking and emails are just two “productive” tasks that aren’t really productive. You need to learn how to use your time more efficiently. After all, more hours doesn’t mean that you’re more productive.

Image via Firesam!/Flickr.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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