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Get the balance right

Balancing commitments at work and home

Finding a balance between commitments at work and home can be difficult at the best of times, but when an unexpected life event hits, it can really throw you out of kilter. Staying in control of both can feel near impossible, but there are things you can do to help. Browse our information below to see how you can keep your work-life balance in check.

You can download March's Your Wellbeing issue on work-life balance when dealing with a life event.

If you’re a manager, you can also download March's Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

Boost motivation and productivity

If you’re feeling stretched, cutting back on wasted time and aiming to do things as efficiently as possible may help.

Find out how you can perform at your best with tips from our Senior Behaviour Change Adviser, Juliet Hodges.

Seven ways to increase energy and motivation at work

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Me time

When you’ve got a lot on your plate, it’s easy to neglect spending time on yourself. But a little bit of self-care can go a long way. Make sure you continue to eat well, stay active and take time for you.

Eating well

Staying active

Self-care/time for yourself


… and relax. When you’re up against it, it’s important not to let yourself get overwhelmed. If you’ve got a few minutes, try a breathing exercise. Or to fall into a deeper state of relaxation, try our progressive muscle relaxation tutorial.


Work-related stress

When demands at work exceed your ability to cope this can lead to work-related stress.

Learn more

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