Working for someone, or being your own boss or running your own business is not an easy task. Especially these days, our schedules are getting busier than ever before, which often our career or our personal lives to suffer. As a result, we face the challenge of striking the perfect balance between work and family.
What is a work-life balance? It is actually the idea that your life outside of work is just as important as your working life. And, the time you spend working should be balanced by time spent doing things such as spending time with friends and family, keeping fit, doing hobbies, travelling, etc.
For some, work-life balance is simply the ability to properly juggle workplace stress with the daily pressures of family, friends, and self. Modern employees demand greater control over their lives and a bigger say in the structure of their jobs.
Work-life balance is often overlooked but it is actually important. When employees feel a greater sense of control and ownership over their own lives, they tend to have better relationships with management and are able to leave work issues at work and home issues at home.
Studies show that people who are more ‘balanced’ tend to feel more motivated and less stressed at work. As a result, they contribute to the increase in their company’s productivity and reduce the number of conflicts among co-workers and management.
For entrepreneurs and business owners, they may seem have control over their own time but they can also have problems with their work-life balance. Do you spend too much time working? You may be your own boss, but you don’t have to let work interfere with your personal life is or has been a problem; make some resolutions to improve your work-life balance.
For more on this topic, read this: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/work-life-balance