Is it possible to achieve a sane work life balance where you feel you are working enough and at the same time you are spending enough time on your family, friends, and hobbies?
It is not all about working hours. It is more about having the right mental attitude. You can be working outside your working hours if you keep thinking about your job.
Keep on reading. In the last paragraph you have the eternal solution for work life balance.
Whose fault is the lack of work life balance?
Society: Society wants us to be perfect; have a good job, money, enviable assets, and so on. For this reason we are bound to go the extra mile to reach the top of the social ladder.
Your company: Many companies put pressure on employees to make them work long hours. Sometimes, it can even become psychologically difficult to say no and feel ok. Especially, if your colleagues work a lot.
Yourself: You can be a perfectionist and hard worker by nature,but your attitude can be detrimental to your personal life. Spending all your energy on your career will exhaust you.
How to get rid of your unbalanced lifestyle?
The solutions are varied and straightforward. You could stop working, but probably sooner or later you would have to start working again, so what should you do to compensate your personal life since you should be working for 7 hours a day on average?
Here is the solution I found: getting a job you really enjoy and at the same time it does not keep you worried all the time. A job that you enjoy talking about when you are with family and friends, a job that feels like a mission rather that a duty.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”Steve Jobs
That is what I am trying to do: Create my future and my job
We should just be ourselves and create a job if we fail to find the perfect match for us. We should not keep going unsatisfied. Life and your youth are years no one can give back to you. Do not regret it when you are retired. Be brave, embrace the change, and seek out a rewarding life.
Aren’t you convinced to make a change on your life?
The drawbacks of an imbalanced lifestyle are well known. Here are a few which are a reminder for the too hardworking readers
Stress, depression, anxiety and contractible diseases
Less productive work