are living in a fast-paced world where the ability to achieve a healthy
work/life balance is becoming more difficult and almost impossible due to
overwhelming business needs.
are putting more pressure on their employees in a bid to keep up with the competition
and on the other hand, employees are putting additional pressure on themselves
in order to achieve greater results and reach the set target.
many, the 9-5 has now become 8-7- and sadly, many have come to accept it.
the same situation in the self-employed and the small business.
it shouldn’t be this way. No matter how difficult it may seem, maintaining a
good work/life balance is absolutely essential when it comes to good personal
health, relationships, and a achieving a happy, productive lifestyle even in a
very demanding career.
the perfect work/life balance:
You will be less susceptible to burnout
You will keep health problems at bay
You will be able to put more focus where it’s
why is it becoming more difficult to achieve a good work/life balance? What do
we get wrong about work-life balance?
It’s all About Juggling Family and Work
truth of the matter is, it’s not how much time you spend at work or at home or
in lifestyle activities - it’s also about how the quality of that extra time
enhances your ability to put your best effort at work.
Fewer Working Hours, Happier Life
people also assume that the fewer hours they work, the happier their lives will
be. Well this is just a, misconception. There are numerous factors that can
affect work-life balance even for those who work 20 hours or less a week.
perfect balance shouldn’t only take into account the number of hours you work,
but also your hobbies, family, health and wellness, and even stress management.
What Works for My Colleagues Works for Me Too
one knows you better than yourself. So it’s not right to assume that what your
colleague does to get the perfect balance can work for you too.
working longer hours during the week to get some time to guarantee quality time
with your family during the weekend works for you, then go for it.
How Can We Benefit By Achieving the Perfect Work-Life Balance?
Your Productivity Will Increase
healthy work-life balance will boost your productivity, both in your work life
and personal life.
you have to do balance your work, family time, and rest to stay fully
functional and motivated.
You will have better Focus
you have a healthy work-life balance, you will have greater control of where
your focus remains.
simply means that if you leave your work at the office, you will be in a
position to fully focus on your family, relationships, and hobbies.
You will Experience Fewer Health Problems and
Enhance Your Well-Being
you experience burn out, you are not doing your health or well-being any favor.
leaves you completely exhausted and stressed out, and this can bring about many
a good work-life balance, you will be less susceptible to health problems and
greatly enhance your well being.
You will Love your Job More
do people say they hate their jobs?
there could be many factors such as low pay or bad work ethics but evidently,
many people with a poor work-life balance loathe their jobs.
only they could try and balance the two, may be their jobs would suck a little
you will have some more “me” time, you will stop missing out on important
things in your life, and also enhance your stress management skills.
remember that achieving the perfect work-life balance most often comes down to
your ability and dedication to prioritizing what’s most important to you.
remember, Mayfair Cares.