Work, no doubt, is the most important thing to do in life. It is the path that leads one to a comfortable life. Money is one thing that can buy you everything that you need to survive and can also give you comfort and happiness because you can do the things that you want to do and go places where you want to go. But there is something called as ‘inner happiness and bliss’. This can be achieved only if your soul is happy. Everyone has to face something in life where he/she requires emotional support, motivation or external advice. And if, in those times, you get all these, life becomes easy.
So, no doubt, work and relationships are both really important. And when, both these things get together and balance each other, it is called a ‘work life balance’.
And to attain a proper work life balance, one must not strive for a perfect schedule. What one must strive for is a realistic one. Some days, you might focus more on work, while others you might have more time and energy to pursue your hobbies or relax on the couch with your loved ones. Balance is achieved over time, not each day.
Another very important thing that needs to be taken care of is your health. Your overall health should be your main concern. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety or depression and think therapy would benefit you, fit those sessions into your schedule, even if you have to leave work early or ditch your evening spin class.
You must understand that while your job is important, it shouldn’t be your entire life. You were an individual before taking this position, and you should prioritize the activities or hobbies that made you happy.