According to a recent study published by the American Sociological Review, 70% of American workers struggle with finding a work-life system that works for them.
For many in the workforce, achieving any type of work-life balance, can seem like a myth, especially when technology has made us accessible around the clock. Time free from workplace obligations seems to becoming ever more elusive.
Despite these realities, there are those that have managed to have carved out satisfying and meaningful lives outside of their work.
Here are some of the tools they practice:
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It is the age old paradigm of successful people. Those of us that are fiercely competitive, and who consistently go the extra mile to achieve career milestones, are the ones that struggle the most with obtaining work-life balance.
Yet when you listen to people at the end of their lives, and ask them what they regret most and what they would do differently if they could do it all again, the answers are universally the same….they would focus more on relationships and quality time spent with loved ones.
So while you may be wildly successful in your work life, at the end of it all, when you are sitting back and reviewing your life, will you end up at the bottom end of the spectrum for achieving everything that you wanted for your time here on earth? Will the cards be flipped, and those that put in the minimal hours to achieve the bare minimums needed to survive but spent quality time with loved ones be the most satisfied with their lives?
I would wager a bet that no one has ever said while on their death bed, looking back at their life, that they wish they would have pushed harder to hit better numbers in the 4 Quarter.
So we all know, without a shadow of a doubt, that we need to be able to shut work off and truly be present, and spend time with loved ones.
But HOW DO WE DO IT??
In my never ending journey for self-improvement, I am committed to start to implement these 7 steps to achieve work -life balance.
Will you join me?