Work life balance. The buzz word we love to hear but for many it’s merely a fabrication. Although the term itself is grossly overused (I actually prefer work/life integration) we all seek a lifestyle where work and family play in harmony. Imagine a lovely green field with life and work skipping along into the sun set.
But how does one gain a great work/life balance where forced work doesn’t overshadow fulfilment in life? Corporate America especially is extremely overworked estimating an extra 10 hours a week over other countries.
How does one beat this? Well achieving balance isn’t easy and is not possible for us all. Some jobs just don’t lend themselves to work/life balance. It’s something the case that you’re the wrong guy in the wrong career. For those graduates looking to head into a career then the best tip is to choose wisely. If you need a little bit more context then here’s my definitive guide to finding a job with great work life balance. [Read more...]