Christopher talks about work-life balance from a different perspective. For many in the business world the term work-life balance is just a buzzword. When you talk about work-life balance in reference to yourself are you using it as a buzzword or do you really mean it? When I have work-life balance it means I have time to myself (i.e. me time, family time, and time to spend with friends). Having a work-life balance isn’t solely for running errands. What does work-life balance look like in your life?
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How do you tip the scales?
Like many other things in American business the discussion around worklife balance has now fully migrated from curiosity to debate to fad to branding bullshit to old news. We don’t talk about it anymore. Like employer of choice its an antiquated phrase that connotes the speaker (or, ahem, writer) is not current.
Too bad: the concept deserves a place in our day to day business considerations.
What is Balance
Thinking of balance like a set of scales probably isn’t the most helpful notion. This view implies that things should be relatively equal (e.g., balanced) and also connotes only two parts to our being: “work” and “other” on either side.
Life is more complex than that.
What if we thought of balance like a river with ebbs and flows, eddies and currents sometimes rushing headlong and sometimes pausing just to feel the sunshine?
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