“Work Life Balance” 15yrs ago this was a term that was very popular but as the pace of modern life has increased I have seen it fall by the wayside.
With stress becoming an ever increasing factor in people’s lives and having a far greater impact on their health, I for one would like to see it re-emerge.
I had it suggested to me long ago that I should build a life that I didn’t feel the need to take a holiday from. I tick this to mean that I should find the balance between work, rest and play. Do I take enough time replenishing myself physically and mentally to counter balance the energy I put into making a living so I feel that I can get up and go to work each day, week and month all year round.
To me, that is work life balance. We all need to earn a living but busting your health to achieve this doesn’t make sense. At the end of the day you want to be able to enjoy life; family, friends, sports, hobbies, galleries and not to mention travel (when that might happen again!).
Finding work life balance may need to start with seeing it as a possibility. Make a perspective shift that allows you to create the life you want to live each day and not endure until you can make it to the next holiday, just so you can recover and do it all over again.