Creating a poor work-life balance is easy in this age of increased responsibilities and limited hours in which to attend to them. This imbalance is fueled by our views of ourselves and others and how those opinions manifest into unrealistic expectations.

Some of us judge ourselves harshly. We believe we can do everything placed before us in an optimal time with no mistakes. This is a set-up for failure because these expectation are not always achievable, and most of us tend to overestimate how much they can actually accomplish. When we fall short, we then suffer from guilt over our inability to meet our own expectations. This can also lead to a fear of being judged by others, even when there is no judgment present.

On another level, we do judge others, sometimes unjustly. Once we decide no one else can work to our standards, we lose the ability to delegate tasks and end up taking on more work than is achievable. B The quality of both the work and your personal life degenerates as a result if you fall prey to this common problem.

In order to keep your work-life balance healthy, you need to address these problems in both your own mind and in your work space. B Design your office to handle enough employees that no one, including yourself, is forced to take on an unreasonable workload. B Include easily accessible rooms designed for training and meetings, where all of your employees can gather and no one will have trouble seeing your presentation, and make sure your employees receive the training that will give you the confidence in their abilities to handle delegated tasks. B Be sure to include break rooms where you and your employees can step away from the day’s tasks, relax, and gain some perspective.

If you or your employees are suffering from a negative work-life balance, itbs time to make positive changes.B Morris Southeast Group can help you navigate South Florida commercial real estate to find the ideal work space to promote a healthy balance in your life.


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