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The alternative to a work-life balance

Instead of feeling ashamed because you cannot maintain a work-life balance, realise that it is an illusion that can't be achieved.

The alternative is to embrace the unexpected, accept that some periods of your life will be filled with work, and other times it may be leisurely. Sometimes work will be dull, and sometimes it will feel energising. You may have a job just to pay the bills, and another time you may find the perfect job.

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Work-life balance is an outdated vision

  • Work and life are not strictly separated. If you are happy at home, you bring a huge amount of energy to the office. If you're happy at work, you come home with energy. It is really a circle, not a balance.
  • Your work is not just a job. You may find genuine joy in your work.

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A work-life balance

A work-life balance

The concept of a work-life balance suggests that work and life are two separate entities that need to be kept equal. Historically, labour was a necessary struggle and was seen as a means for sustenance and survival. It is no wonder that work is seen in a negative light.

But what about ...

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Work-life balance is an outdated vision

  • Work and life are not strictly separated. If you are happy at home, you bring a huge amount of energy to the office. If you're happy at work, you come home with energy. It is really a circle, not a balance.
  • Your work is not just a job. You may find genuine joy in your work.

Our Work-Life Balance

Whatever work we do, we should take a day or two off to restore our mental state and rejuvenate ourselves.

If we find ourselves sick or anxious at the end of a weekend in which we had a blast, the job may be the culprit. If the job requires us to work weekends or always be...

A work-life balance

A work-life balance

The concept of a work-life balance suggests that work and life are two separate entities that need to be kept equal. Historically, labour was a necessary struggle and was seen as a means for sustenance and survival. It is no wonder that work is seen in a negative light.

But what about ...

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