When I think about the term work/life balance it makes me laugh. I laugh because for so many people their work is their life and vice versa. Most people spend 9 hours a day, 5 days a week at their place of employment. Taking into consideration that Americans in urban areas are traveling anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes each way to work….the time adds add up. If not addressed, your life can easily end up unbalanced.
The line between work and life is blurred for many people and it often happens without us noticing. What we do notice is an overall fatigue in our bodies, cognitive deficits to include memory and concentration problems, lower frustration tolerance, and mood related issues. More often people equate the previously mentioned issues with a possible medical diagnosis. Of course that is always a possibility. However, it is more likely that the balance in our life is off-centered and that is what is causing us discontent.
Take the time in 2017 to balance your life and prioritize what is important.