Finding The Balance - Work And Life

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Finding The Balance - Work And Life

Postby bajayi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:25 pm

Is it absolutely possible to have this in real life? Why is this important? How can one achieve this? I will try to answer these questions the best way I can in this piece.

Is it absolutely possible to have this in real life?

The obvious answer is yes. The work system naturally makes allowance for work life balance by providing what they tagged, "Annual Leave". The annual leave period rages from10 to 40 days depending on organization and rank of the individual. This tag is not for decoration, it is for real! You are not expected to work throughout the year, you need to take a break that is the design. Whether you take your annual leave or not is a different ball game. The choice is actually yours to make.

Why is this important?

Taking your leave is your responsibility if you are serious about finding balance. You need to deliberately and consciously make that decision for a number of reasons. First off, your health! Your body is not a machine, even machines need breaks. You will run down without breaks and that is not what you want. You probably will end up broken and out of the office compulsorily when this happens and the deadline you are trying to meet will still be met, without you! Guess what? Nobody will die if you are not in the office. Deadlines may be missed but that is nothing compared to your health. It is unhealthy to run through the year without taking a break. Nuff said!

Secondly, you need the break to rejuvenate. To rejuvenate is to look or feel better, younger, or more vital. The break make you fresh, think clearly and outside the box, gives you a new perspective to the challenges of your job and ultimately makes you better at your job and life in general. Not taking a break makes you fuzzy (vague if you like), you make silly mistakes, and eventually makes you even doubt your competencies. Spot the difference.

Last but not the least, taking a break from work gives you time to focus on other important aspect of your life. Your family and loved ones need you, they are the most important part of your life not your job or colleagues. Guess who will be there for you when you are being admitted to the hospital? Your boss? Your CEO? Think again.

How can one achieve this?

I believe I have already answered this question. You are working to live and not the other way round. Also, remember that life is to be enjoyed, not all work work work!!! You are special, treat yourself that way. Take a break, travel outside your immediate environment if you cannot afford outside your state or country. You have earned it, you deserve it.

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Re: Finding The Balance - Work And Life

Postby avictor » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:37 pm

Very interesting.

Thank You.

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Re: Finding The Balance - Work And Life

Postby Holahunmie » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:20 pm

All what was stated was true " we are working to live not the other way round " your topic was amazing I must confess , nice topic....

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