People Get Work-Life Balance Wrong, Here’s Why

You're responsible to find the best possible emotional outcome for yourself

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What do you mean by work-life balance?

In my opinion work-life balance is a state when we manage to balance our activities within and outside of the office well. In a sense, you have a “life” outside of the office. Because you have that “life”, you better be taking good care of it. My main beef with companies throwing this jargon around is that I don’t believe it’s their right to decide what work-life balance is for all of us. Simply put, we must define it ourselves. Only we can decide what work-life balance means to us personally not collectively. We all have different lives, we all have different interests. To be honest it’s kind of unfair to have companies generalize and decide this for us. I mean going home at 5 doesn’t do much if you were really bummed out at work. The point of having work-life balance is to leave all thoughts about work at work or when you want to think about it. If the work you do drag out your emotions all day long, what’s the point?

Define Yourself

Then what should we do? Well first off, you have to understand that you have control over your life, not others. You can choose to work miserably for a company/with colleagues that you demise or you can choose to do better. This may sound easier than done but I believe work-life balance should be sought after before you enter a company. You must understand beforehand what you need in life, what you already have, and what you must do onward. Have you ever heard stories about people that hate their job end up being abusive at home? Well, there’s more truth to that than you think.

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