Friday, 5 July 2013

Challenges to keep your work and life balanced in today’s world

Definition :: Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). We look work and life as opposite sides. We feel balance requires less work if we want to give more time to life.

Challenges in today's world ::
These days when you leave the office -- if you go to an office at all -- it's easy to take the office with you on your laptop/mobile devices. “A survey by the software company says more than 80 percent of us keep checking emails and taking calls. On average, we put in an extra seven hours a week.

The good news is that we will be able to do our jobs smarter, faster and more productively via the virtual workplace. The bad news is that we don’t know where and when to draw the line between work time and personal time. some of us can’t seem to break away from periodically checking our work emails – and responding – regardless of where we are, as well as the time of day or night.

It makes sense that we don’t want to miss anything while working remotely, even after regular business hours. But constant connectivity to a job may take a toll not only on one’s health, but also damage personal and family relationships.