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Returning to STEM
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3 Creating the work–life balance you want

Work–life balance
Figure 3 Work–life balance

This section aims to get you thinking about how your life may have to change when you return to work. You will hear how different people made decisions about their own work–life balance and what issues they had to consider when they first went back to work after a break.

The issues addressed are:

  • time
  • location
  • childcare and other caring responsibilities
  • money
  • the rest of your life
  • what does it feel like? – coping with conflicting roles.

In this video, two women who returned from career breaks – Barbara and Anne – talk about what work life balance means to them.

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