Work-life Balanceby Barbara Buffton
The personal case
Looking at the benefits to an individual of pursuing a good work-life balance means considering what is important to you in your life – ultimately. At your funeral, do you want people to be saying things like
- Employee of the month...
- Worked long and hard at the office...
- Always stressed, always there...
- Great sportsman, lousy father...
- Passionate about music, shame about the family...
Or do you want your eulogy to reflect your values – what you hold dear in life? The choice is yours.
Personal benefits of improving your work-life balance
Apart from the sense of well-being that comes from taking control of your own life, there are several other benefits that come from having a healthy work-life balance:
- Reduced stress
- Improved job satisfaction
- Happier home life
- Enhanced quality of life
- Better health.
Is there anything more to say?
If you’re convinced it’s worth improving your work-life balance, go to Six steps to balance to see how you can do so.