Work-Life Balance: The amount of time you spend doing your job compared with the amount of time you spend with your family and doing things you enjoy.
Nowadays, everybody wants to be productive and hustle so “being busy” has become the new normal. However, being too immersed in work and career may not be healthy in the long run.
When I was just starting out as an intern, I would stay longer than everyone else in the office and take my work home in order to prove my worth to the company. I found myself constantly taking additional projects and extra work because I wanted to show my manager that I was a go-getter. On top of that, I would sign up for every social committee and charity volunteer position I could get, for the chance to network with other members of management. Although I was able to secure a full-time position before the end of my internship, I sacrificed my work-life balance, which definitely took a toll on my body and mental health. I felt stressed out all the time and found it difficult to fully detach from work, even on the weekends.
I soon realized that this is not sustainable, and I needed to set healthy boundaries with work if I were to continue down this career path.
Work-Life Balance Checklist
Are you feeling stressed out or overwhelmed by work lately? Then a work-life balance audit may be right for you.
We created this Work-Life Balance Checklist for everyone who wants to reflect on their relationship with work in order to create healthier boundaries.