Balancing Work And Life
Often, our work can seemingly take precedent over everything else in our lives. Our desire to succeed professionally can leave us forgetting about our own well-being.
In our rush to “get it all done” at the office and at home, it’s easy to forget that as our stress levels spike, our productivity plummets. Stress can zap our concentration, make us irritable or depressed, and harm our personal and professional relationships.
Over time, stress also weakens our immune systems, and makes us susceptible to a variety of ailments from colds to backaches to heart disease. The newest research shows that chronic stress can actually double our risk of having a heart attack. That statistic alone is enough to raise your blood pressure!
However, creating a harmonious work-life balance is critical to improving not only our physical, emotional and mental health, but also our career health.
While we all need a certain amount of stress to spur us on and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. Not only is achieving a healthy work/life balance an attainable goal but workers and businesses alike see the rewards. When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in their jobs.
At the end of this study, students should be able to:
- Effectively understand the concept of balancing work and life
- Know the Pitfalls to Avoid if You Struggle with Work-Life Balance
- Understand the Causes of Work and Life Imbalance
- Know the Consequences of Work-Life Imbalance
- Have a knowledge on the Tips for Better Work-Life Balance
- Understand Approaches towards balancing work and life (at work and at home)
- Know the Secrets to Attaining a Pleasant Work-Life Balance.