Work-life integration is the idea that vital if you are going to be successful in any area. When you integrate successfully, you’ll have no guilt in allowing home and work to mix.
My wife has often asked me “Why do your students always come first?”To say this the life of a teacher is not enough.
I read recently that with work-life integration, there is no “first” — just next to. If you take away the element of competition, there’s less stress and animosity. have had a rethink where the office actually is, and rethink work hours when needed. This integration has made me more present to both.
Here are three things I am going to work on in 2016:
1. Know when to take a break.
2. Set boundaries. Work-life integration is only successful when expectations are outlined and managed.
3. Bring home the good, not the bad. While I enjoy a debrief it must be parked and move on at some stage.
Good luck with your year. Define your goals early to avoid becoming stale.