Spectrum Staffing is dedicated to serving as a trusted resource for job seekers, as one of the most experienced employment agencies in NJ. Through our work with job seekers, we have found that work-life balance is one of the most crucial factors for job satisfaction – and one of the main culprits behind a lack of balance is a long commute. Even with a flexible schedule, long commutes each day can take their toll. If you’re starting to hate your morning commute, learn more about how getting a job closer to home could improve your work-life balance:
A long commute brings with it significant stress because of factors that are out of your control, such as traffic jams, construction detours, public transit delays, rush hours, and more. Because of these variables, it can be more challenging to relax once you’re home because you’re more likely to be on edge from the stress of the commute. By reducing your commute time, you’ll be in a more positive mood and enjoy your time off more.
More Time for Social Activities
Your work-life balance can be knocked dramatically off by a long commute since your return time home may be too late for you to engage in family or other social activities. By the time you get home, you may not have much time to do more than eat dinner, do chores, and go to bed. A shorter commute can free up time for you to partake in the social activities that help you connect with others and bring you happiness.
The negative effects of long commutes aren’t just emotional and mental, but can also impact your physical health. The extended sitting (especially if combined with a sedentary job) can contribute to health issues like weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It also cuts into the time you have available for other physical activity and may cut into the amount of sleep you’re able to get.
Find a job opportunity that’s closer to home – turn to Spectrum Staffing Services, one of the top employment agencies in NJ. Spectrum’s team of professional recruiting specialists will work with you to learn about your goals and background, and match you with jobs that best align with your objectives and qualifications. Learn more – search Spectrum’s current open positions.