Editor's Note: This post is part of our biweekly "Office Hours" video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe.
Striking a work-life balance is a constant struggle. A 2015 Ernst & Young study found that the global workforce can barely cover the essentials: 76 percent of millennials are struggling to carve out personal time, and 67 percent aren't getting enough sleep.
Luckily for these weary workers, Melissa Lanier, director of career and leadership development programs at T-Mobile, has a lot of experience in balancing her office responsibilities with those at home, and more than a few lessons to impart.
In this video, Lanier encourages a realistic approach to balancing work life with home life. There will always be tradeoffs, she cautions. Rather than striking a perfect balance, the trick is to build support networks—both at work and at home—that alleviate some of the pressure.
Whether it's delegating to your team at work, figuring out which home services you prefer or teaching your kids to do their own laundry, there are plenty of ways to spread your minor responsibilities, so that you can focus on the major ones.
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