Women no longer likely to outlive men as the workplace takes its toll

Recently the news has reported that women are no longer likely to outlive their male counterparts as the workplace takes its toll. Women are no longer healthier than men as stress in the workplace has begun to negatively affect women’s health. The work/life balance, and the increase of smoking and drinking in women means that women are no longer healthier than mean, leading to a shortened life expectancy.

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics has shown that the life expectancy gap between men and women is becoming smaller, as men’s working environments have improved due to the decline of industries such as mining. Now traits that were typically associated with men, such as workplace stress, working overtime and smoking and drinking are increasingly found within women.

Finding the perfect work/life balance can be difficult, especially as more women are becoming chief executives and finding less time to relax. A lot of the problem comes down to time management. Are you spending too much time at work and not enough with the family? How can you succeed at both work and home? What is most important to you? I find that women tend to suffer with the work/life balance more than men as they feel obligated to spending time at home while wanting to succeed in business.

At DIRECTions in London, I provide life coaching that specialises in gaining the perfect work and life balance. By working out what is important to you, we can help to manage your stress levels to find harmony and peace of mind. Your life is your own and it is important that you work hard without burning yourself out. Life coaching can help you do this. If you would like to find out more how I, Anne Taylor, can help you improve your life, call me on 02031516830 or email info@directions-coaching.com