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Five Reasons Why You Should Maintain A Good Work-Life Balance

AUTHOR: Krystyna Laurent Tags Motivation Creativity Work & Life Mental Health

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The importance of work-life balance has been a critical topic in recent years. But to understand the importance and reasons you should maintain a good work-life balance, you must first understand what work-life balance is.

Today’s article will explain five reasons you should maintain a good work-life balance. Hopefully, you will take this knowledge and use it to achieve a better work-life balance for yourself. Unfortunately, we all are well aware that there are existing workplaces that blur away your work-life balance by assigning tasks that require a longer time to resolve than can fit in a normal work day.

What is a good work-life balance?

A good work-life balance is one where you can feel content with the amount of time and effort you put into your job while still keeping enough time for yourself. It means you do not feel guilty or ashamed for taking extended time for yourself in those busy mornings or prioritizing what is essential in your personal life. The most important thing with a good work-life balance is learning to stop trying to do it all because you must realize it’s impossible.

To create a more balanced life, you must first understand why work-life balance is essential. Because it’s challenging to create something you don’t understand, remember that creating a more balanced lifestyle isn’t easy. You have to learn to prioritize what’s truly important.
Doing these things means making tough choices, which require courage, mental strength, and resilience. We have found that for your mind to be willing to make these tough choices, you need to understand why you’re making such decisions.

Five reasons to maintain a good work-life balance

Now that we have covered all we need to know about work-life balance and its importance, we are ready to give you five reasons to maintain a good work-life balance.

Work-life balance has been proven to improve employees’ mental health.

Balance makes it easier to handle negative emotions and thoughts. Having constant stress and being under pressure is unhealthy as it can easily take over your whole life. Creating more space allows your subconscious thoughts to emerge, making better, informed decisions. We suggest you take on regular exercises to help you become more aware of yourself and process thoughts and feelings more effectively before it becomes overwhelming.

Work-life balance has been proven to improve engagement and productivity.

Happy and motivated employees will certainly stay more loyal and be more engaged at work. When you are engaged, you are committed to doing your best. Employees who are engaged in their work are more enthusiastic about it and committed to doing a good job. You must think about the long-run when considering your work-life balance. Your career is not a sprint but a marathon. If you push yourself too hard and burn yourself out your productivity will certainly decline.

Many companies have the mistaken belief that pressure can increase participation.

Even if it may (sort of) work in the short run, this eventually leads to stress, anxiety, and anger. That doesn’t exactly encourage sustained engagement or morale. Employees who are less stressed, in good mental and physical health, and who experience a sense of community at work are more likely to be inspired to work more. You will perform better and be more engaged due to your improved motivation. Even better, higher participation leads to improved communication, increased accountability, and better workplace morale.

Work-life balance boosts your creative thinking.

You probably have heard of this one; you need space and time to think. Stress and pressure kill creative thinking and harm your simple daily work performance. Have you ever racked your brain for a solution to an issue and felt stuck? But as soon as you stop stressing about it, a solution miraculously arises (and you can’t believe you didn’t notice it sooner)? When you have a poor work-life balance, the same things take place. Feeling pressured, overwhelmed, or anxious kills your creativity. But clarity and creativity come with balance. Additionally, it means producing superior work.

Work-life balance helps you succeed in your career.

There is a huge misunderstanding when it comes to creating a work-life balance. You won’t succeed in furthering your career if you take a step back and improve your work-life balance. This is an entirely false claim and misconception. A work-life balance helps you follow your dreams based on your terms without sacrificing time, self-care, and many other things.

Prioritizing and concentrating on your top priorities, taking care of your own needs, allowing you to serve others to the best of your ability, and taking charge of your life are all vital.

Isn’t that the spirit of real success? Besides, having a balanced lifestyle improves your overall well-being, thinking ability, and productivity. As a result, your chances of success in both your personal and professional lives will be higher. Great leaders know the significance of work-life balance for themselves and their team.

What are your thoughts on this article? Let us know!

Krystyna laurent
Krystyna Laurent

Krystyna is a combination of curiosity, strong communication skills, and empathic nature which has helped her throughout her career in HR & Recruitment over the last decade. She has been lucky enough to meet a number of fascinating people and really get to the root of what drives & motivates them. She currently works as a Communication Specialist at Incognito for Slack.

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2 comments

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Commented 30 days ago Michael

While the business community seems to love the idea of work-life balance, I believe this is a misleading term. There is only balance, because life and work often intertwine, even at the most inconvenient times. This is not going to change. GTD offers a systematic approach and balance is the product of the most important things being managed appropriately. David Allen said, "What you should be after, instead of some arbitrary boundary between work and home life, is a balance that you define for yourself."

2bf0234486f30848b938a524b6979c68 Michael

While the business community seems to love the idea of work-life balance, I believe this is a misleading term. There is only balance, because life and work often intertwine, even at the most inconvenient times. This is not going to change. GTD offers a systematic approach and balance is the product of the most important things being managed appropriately. David Allen said, "What you should be after, instead of some arbitrary boundary between work and home life, is a balance that you define for yourself."

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Commented 20 days ago Francisco Sáez

Totally agree with Michael. I think that the balance between work and personal life must be understood in terms of a harmonious coexistence, not in terms of separation.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Totally agree with Michael. I think that the balance between work and personal life must be understood in terms of a harmonious coexistence, not in terms of separation.

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