Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Work-Life Balance: Part 2

A Healthy Environment

Your coworkers may be working with you for a long time.  They do not need to know – nor do they want to know – everything about your personal life.  Everyone in your organization needs to see you as an emotionally stable, reliable, and strong person.  They want to know that they can trust you with their products, services, and customers and that they can count on you to do your job well.

Your personal life reflects your current and past experiences.  Many of your adult feelings and behavior stem from early childhood experiences.  There are generally two types of environments: healthy/functional and unhealthy/dysfunctional, although families and workplaces can sometimes be a little of both.

We all have the ability to choose the environment in which we place ourselves.  We can choose to stay, leave, change it, or accept it.  It is up to you to make your environment healthy and functional.  It is up to you to make a conscious decision and effort to be with people who enable you to create a healthy environment, challenge you to improve, and help you develop both personally and professionally.

People who seem to be the happiest and most satisfied in life have made a conscious effort to be in a healthy/functional environment in both their personal and professional lives. They assume responsibility for making good choices about the people with whom they spend their time.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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