Work-life Balance

by 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?

Take action

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.