The Work-Life Balance, Myth or Fact?

IT'S A MYTH if you wait for your boss to set it up for you. 

The Work-Life Balance, Myth or Fact?
Photo by Colton Sturgeon on Unsplash

First, the balance is unique for each person because it depends on what you value and your motivation to maintain your position at work. There is no one size fits all formula. It works when there are measurable goals toward achieving your definition of balance.

The balance comes from setting priority over your time, either you determine what time of day is off-limits for work demands, or you step up your output at times to get done at a certain time.

Sometimes it's about money.  Like 10 years of full availability to work to get some intended result aka big savings and then relax a bit. 

Here's what you can ask yourself to solve this:

  • To what extent am I achieving what I want in my work life?
  • To what extent am I achieving what I want in my personal life?
  • How much time and energy am I devoting to each of those things?
  • Is the amount of time/energy I am dedicating to each area of my life proportionate to what I am looking to achieve?

This simple exercise helps make sure the energy you are putting into the areas of 'work' and 'life' are aligned to your desired outcomes.