you find it hard to switch off from work?
you counting spreadsheets instead of sheep? Still logged on during
your lunch break?
your work/life balance leaves a little to be desired, you're not
boasts the longest working hours in Europe, something which may
not only be affecting the health of the workforce but also, surprisingly,
survey carried out by the Department of Trade and Industry and Men's
Health magazine showed that 71% of men believed their failure to
strike a balance between life and job was affecting their performance
Tracy Meachin-Adams is managing director of Dynamic Solutions, which
provides training to companies and individuals to help them work
have to create a work/life balance, it doesn't naturally come, I
know that from personal experience," she said.
was very stressed, I was very unhealthy.
I wasn't working I was absolutely shattered. You've got to draw
the line in the sand."
of her work is helping people to find this balance.
become a cultural thing that people think you have to stay at work
as long as possible, you've got to be seen to be there longer.
often these people are not as working as effectively as they could
be because they are operating at quite a stressed level."
| I was very stressed, I was very unhealthy.
recognised two simple steps which could help people towards improving
their quality of life.
about it. Even if it's just to your mates, this acknowledges the
situation and that will encourage you to do something about it."
exercise is an effective means helping to deal with the stress of
a hectic lifestyle.
was a member of a gym that I never went to, so I spent a little
more and got myself a personal trainer.
was the best present I ever gave myself - I have more stamina, sleep
better, am less stressed and have lost weight."
2001 The Money Programme conducted an experiment where they forced
the staff of a Devon-based crystal factory to work only within their
set hours for a week.
to BBC News afterwards, warehouse manager Mark Jordan said: "It's
made me sit back and realise that there is more to life."