As 2012 kicked off, we sat down as an office and discussed Work / Life balance and making it a goal this year. We should use our vacation days. Enjoy our time off. Take time to smell the roses, hug our children, kiss our husbands, read a book, and all that. We’ve pledged as an office to designate a monthly movie night – shutting down our computers an hour or two early and catching the latest flick. We celebrate with drinks when someone reaches a milestone with the company. We go out for lunch on birthdays. And sometimes we open a bottle of wine in the office, just because.
Work / Life Balance
Have we achieved the perfect balance? Probably not. We’re still eating our lunch at our desks. Forgetting to take a five minute break for some fresh air. We somehow missed February movie night, just one night in to our bold proclamation. But we’ll get back on the wagon. We’ll see our movie in March. We’ll take our lunch outside next week. And we’ll strive to find our balance.
What about you? What do you or your workplace do to provide a little balance? We’d love your tips.