Experts outline 10 steps to achieving work-life balance

4. When “perfect” balance is unattainable — for example at exam time, a busy rotation or before a deadline — make caring for yourself a priority by designating time for sleep, exercise and relaxation.

5. Visit your own physician to make sure you are taking care of your own health.

6. Talk to a friend or a counselor if you feel powerless to change a situation making you unhappy.

7. Find a mentor or role model who can give advice on career development, time management and setting priorities.

Next up: Are you working “smart?”

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