Balancing Your Time

Last Updated 01/16
Applies to Faculty, Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff
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Fitting It All In: Balancing Life and Work

We live in a fast-forward world. For most people there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything they need to do, let alone the things that they want to do. Although it takes practice, you can train yourself to manage your responsibilities and create time to do what makes you feel alive and refreshed, whether it’s a hobby, exercise, or maintaining relationships.

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Meeting the demands of work and still making more time for the things you love will require you to consider new options and investigate fresh possibilities. You can make your own personal formula for balance by focusing on your goals, streamlining your activities, becoming more efficient, and delegating effectively. Read more Fitting It All In (PDF) from LifeWorks.

LifeWorks, the Employee Assistance Program for Notre Dame Faculty, Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff and their families provides a real person to talk to when you need an answer to a question. You simply contact the program and LifeWorks connects you with the professional consultant best suited to answer your particular concern or offer the support you need. They provide support on a wide range of issues: parenting, stress, depression, work, retirement planning, financial and legal issues, along with other everyday issues. You can access LifeWorks online and have immediate access to articles, newsletters, LifeWorkshops, and referrals to resources, services, and support groups in the community. The service is completely confidential, with free access to a consultant at no charge. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you’ll receive up to three visits per issue with a Master’s-level counselor. Click here (ND username and password required) to find out more.

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