Is there such a thing as work-life balance? We are living faster than ever, we have more issues than ever. And, yet, this is undeniably the best era to be alive! We often get asked how to balance work and life. Hopefully, this will help you out.
What is a “work-life balance”?
First of all, what is work and life balance? Is there such a thing? What is “balance” to you? My balance doesn’t have to be the same as your balance. I could work 14 hours a day, sleep 6, and spend the rest with my family. And I would be convinced that I am balancing work and life.
On the other hand, you could work 8 hours a day, sleep 8, spend 2 hours with friends, and the rest with your family. And you could feel like you still have to figure out how to balance work and life.
Perception is KEY
Without a doubt, it is all about perception, self-awareness, and inner desires. If you are 100% OK with yourself, you will find it easy to balance work and life. You will talk to your spouse, explain why is it important to you that you work 14 hours a day, and see if they are fine with it. If they love you and respect who you are at your very core, they will understand it. And they won’t see it as a problem.
Your neighbours, however, are another story. But, who cares about others? If you and your family are happy with this arrangement, don’t let anyone impose their opinion on you. Do not let them trick you into doubting yourself – you already know how to balance work and life, and it is working beautifully for you and your personal life.
Nevertheless, if you only work the usual 8 hours a day and you think you should balance work and life, it’s time you looked in the mirror. Clearly, you are not happy with the job and this needs to be addressed, without a doubt.