Getting the balance right between work and family time can be difficult.
And in today’s busy society, it can also be hard to take the time to reassess your lifestyle, to make a much-needed change.
Long working hours, difficult expectations and the desire to progress can all have a detrimental effect on an employee’s health and well-being.
Previous research has found long hours can increase the risk of early death, while another study discovered constantly thinking about the balance can lead to depression.
However, managing the pressure can lead to an increase in productivity, motivation and a happier family.
Now a new quiz has been created to help determine exactly how well you are managing your work and life.
UK-based AXA PPP healthcare has built the simple test to challenge the public to reassess their lives.
The test begins by asking about lunch breaks – something many people have no time to dedicate to, due to their long working hours.
Those who still manage to take lunch breaks are then asked if they have a supportive boss to help them through their working day.
Adults who often skip lunch to eat at their desk are quizzed about their levels of overtime, along with their ability to say ‘no’ to their manager.
An urgent change is needed if the person answering has feelings of guilt about not seeing their family enough or feeling excessive stress, the quiz says.
The final results are based on a traffic light system, with green showing a good balance and red signalling an urgent change is needed.
AXA PPP healthcare has built a simple test to challenge the UK public to reassess their lives. Its answers are based on a traffic light-based system, with green showing a good balance and red signalling an urgent change is needed