As we approach the end of the year, it is an opportune time to evaluate work-life balance and your current energy levels. Are you getting enough sleep? How would you evaluate the quality of your relationships? How many hours of free time do you have to offer yourself space for relaxation and recreation? How would you describe your overall mood? If you are noticing a noticeable decline in any of these areas, I encourage a renewed commitment to yourself outside of the workplace. Sometimes when we over-identify with work, we forget to develop our outside connections and interests which will sustain us far beyond the end of our work life. Let’s model for our children and our colleagues that connection, fun, and self-care are not luxury, but essential to our overall wellbeing and happiness. This very well could create a healthier work environment as well as a more connected family life. And breathe…….