I'm sure all of you have heard this phase before and for some it remains an illusive dream to reach. But what is "work life balance"?
In our current day and age, we cannot deny that work is an essential and important aspect of our lives. It allows us to earn money which in turns puts a roof over our heads, food on the table and allows us to spend on the things we enjoy.
However as technology advances, we are constantly connected and it is becoming hard to "disconnect" from our work. It has also become very obvious during this Covid-19 period where we are working from home that the amount of connectivity allows us to still be work efficient and plugged in though we are physically away from the office.
The thing is that employers always expect more from their employees - to answer the phone faster, reply an email quicker, come up with a better solution. These expectations though reasonable, but if pushed too far, even the most effective employees will struggle to find their balance.
A good work-life balance means you have harmony between different aspects of your life, where benefits gained from each area can support and strengthen the others. Work-life integration is a new concept, where many people are learning to blend their work and personal lives successfully.
So why is work-life balance important for you, your organisation and employees?
According to Joe at The Happiness Index, these are some reasons:
Fewer Health Problems
I would like to end off with an important quote my mentor shared with me:
I wish you all the best and blessings on your journey and if there is anything we can do to support your business, organisation or project, please do not hesitate to ask.