Minute Monday: Your Work-Life Balance

With everything we do and are involved in, it’s not always easy to maintain a good work-life balance.  Becoming a new parent makes it even more difficult to make time for yourself, do well at work and spend time with those you love.  Christina Blotzer, one of our Human Resource Specialists is a new mom, is attending school and is a part of the Copart family as a full-time employee.  Christina offers advice to new parents and working parents attending school in a minute or less to help achieve this balance!

When it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, it can get hard making sure you are paying equal attention to all that you do. Here are some tips Christina lives by:

  • Leave work at the door
    • Focus on the time you have with your family. Some days are easier than others, but do your best to leave your work at work.  Once you are home, be present and be active in interacting and spending time with those you love; you will never get those moments back.
  • Look for a company that actively supports family values and benefits
    • Working with a company that is supportive of you being with and needing time for your family really helps to alleviate unnecessary stress. When the company as a whole values family, you have a better time maintaining this balance.
  • Give yourself some time
    • When you make big transitions in your life, such as becoming a new parent or enrolling in school, you need to give yourself time to process those changes. Ease into these new adjustments and take it one day at a time.
  • Talk with your manager or supervisor
    • Be open to these new adjustments you are making and make plans ahead of time so that everyone is on the same page. If you know that you will be taking your baby to certain checkups, be proactive and tell your supervisor ahead of time as much as possible.

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