It’s no secret that success takes hard work, but could too much work be keeping you from the very thing you’re trying to achieve?
In today’s career-driven world and ever-connectedness, the term “work/life balance” seems to have lost its meaning. It’s become easier than ever for work to creep into our personal lives, and vice versa. Most people won’t hesitate to send a business email while standing in line at the grocery store or taking a business phone call during dinner.
These seemingly little moments can add up quickly, and the results aren’t as productive as you’d think.
Studies show that the average workweek has drastically increased from the standard 40 hours to 46, with nearly 40 percent of workers claiming they put in over 50 hours per week. It’s a far cry from the 100-hour workweeks of 1890 when the government first started tracking employee hours, but it’s still not ideal.
When you’re pouring yourself into your business, it’s easy to let time slip away. You have big things you want to achieve, and the only way to reach your goals is to put in enough time.
However, it’s important that you also step away from work and give yourself enough time to recharge and refocus. Your life isn’t just about work. Taking the time to enjoy yourself can be the perfect reminder as to why you’re working so hard in the first place.
How can you balance your time and separate your work from your personal life? For starters, your environment has a lot to do with how you view work and how much time you spend on it. Learn how to keep the two separate and why you need to do so. Read more.