Having a stable and clear work-life balance is #goals. The line between your career and personal life can get very blurred. Even more so, now that working from home is the norm and we are growing increasingly more connected through technology.
Quickly checking your emails, taking a 5-minute business call, and working for an hour or so on the weekend is something we are probably all guilty of. This coupled with the pressure to perform and achieve great results has left many struggling to find an equilibrium between their personal life and career.
The importance of ‘Balance’
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance has many benefits. Not only will your well-being and relationships improve. It can also improve your work performance, engagement, and productivity levels. Additionally, it is less likely that you will experience a ‘burnout’. Prioritising your health is very important, that is both physical and mental. Studies show that people who overwork, work late, and do not take time to re-cooperate are more likely to fall ill or experience high and prolonged stress levels.
The issue is, not many know they have a problem, and those that do, do not know how to create a healthy work-life balance.
Fixing the Problem
The challenge is not only in creating a balance, it is also present when trying to maintain a balance. There is no one size fits all and there is no simple formula. That is why understanding what works for you is imperative.
Chris Chancey, CEO of Amplio Recruiting stated that a work-life balance is less about dividing the hours in your day evenly between work and personal life and, instead, is more about having the flexibility to get things done in your professional life while still having time and energy to enjoy your personal life.
One more thing
It is important to understand that the work-life balance goal is not stagnant. Therefore, it is good to remain fluid and discern where you are versus your goal and priorities. The vicissitudes of life make a large contribution to the ever-moving target, namely, having children, increased responsibilities at home or work, new relationships etc. Here are a few questions to ask yourself on a regular basis.
- What is my ideal and realistic work-life balance?
- How would I like to be spending my time?
- What changes do I need to make?
As stated before what works for some may not work for another.
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