More than ever before, Canadians play many different roles in their lives. They are workers, parents, spouses, friends, caregivers of elderly relatives and volunteers in their communities. Who doesn't find balancing it all a struggle at some point in their lives.
This overload can be heightened by new technologies that were actually intended to make our work lives easier – through email, cell phones and other electronic devices, many workers are expected to be available 24/7, making the achievement of a balance between work and the rest of our lives even more difficult.
Stephen Covey's quote "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule but to schedule your priorities" we're sure rings true with many people. Sometimes it's not as simple as that though, and sometimes you just don't know where to start.
Consider speaking with Leanne Shapiro, our Social worker, for help when you look at ways to achieve better balance in your life.