When we have a work / life balance we feel rested, productive and we get the most out of our social life. I have always believed in the motto ‘work to live, not live to work’ and whilst I strive for a work / life balance I have never believed that work is more important than my life outside of work, even when I got more serious about developing my career. To me, if I had to choose, I would chose life over work any day. Unfortunately I need to pay the bills and to be honest I find my career rewarding, so it brings its own kind of fulfillment.

 

To me a true work / life balance is when we get the most out both areas. Below is a more thorough example of what I mean:

 

Life balance

 

Getting the most out of… rest, fun, hobbies and interests, friends, family, health, meaning, mission

 

Work balance

 

Getting the most out of… time management, career, finances, investments

 

What do you consider a true work / life balance? Do you consider work or life outside of work more important? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.