Work-life balance: The importance of time management, working efficiently and self-care

J. Blake Smith, Kenneth Tillman, O. Danny Lee


As nursing faculty, we have numerous demands and expectations at work, and we often have just as many in our personal lives. How do we get everything done? How do we meet all of the expectations of others? How do we make time for ourselves and recharge our energy levels? In this article we discuss simple strategies nursing faculty may use for achieving greater work-life balance. These range from identifying and prioritizing our to-do lists, protecting our time and schedules, being more efficient at work, and perhaps most important, engaging in effective self-care practices to help us recharge and balance all areas of our lives.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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