A work-life balance is all about separating your professional and personal lives without allowing one to have a negative effect on the other. As both are important, neither of them should be neglected.
A poor work-life balance doesn’t affect the employees only, but it also affects the employers. Increased level of stress results in low productivity. It is observed that burnout employees generally suffer from stress-related health problems. This leads to reduced job satisfaction and poor co-worker relationships.
Work-life balance involves a mixture of time management, commitment, and prioritization. Following quotes from successful people will lead you towards a balanced life.
Love your job but don't love your company, because you may not know when your company stops loving you.
Always leave office on time. Work is a never-ending process. It can never be completed.
Interest of a client is important, so is your family.
If you fall in your life, neither your boss nor client will offer you a helping hand; your family and friends will.
Life is not only about work, office and client. There is more to life. You need time to socialize, entertain, relax and exercise. Don't let life be meaningless.
A person who stays late at the office is not a hardworking person, instead he/she is a fool who does not know how to manage work within the stipulated time. He/she is inefficient and incompetent in his work.
You did not study hard and struggle in life to become a machine.
If your boss forces you to work late, he/she may be ineffective and have a meaningless life too; so forward this to him/her.
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.
No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.
Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, and integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.
Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.
When you’re gone, would you rather have your gravestone say, ‘He never missed a meeting’? or one that said, ‘He was a great father.
You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.
We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.
You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.
Don't confuse having a career with having a life.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.
Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
May you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life.
When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.
Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.
It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.
Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.
You have to balance your passions, not your time.
Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man's being.
Invest in your work-life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.
You can't do a good job if your job is all you do.
Balance is the key to life. Life consists of career, family, friends, health, enjoyment, fulfillment, contribution, love, and more. You can’t separate these out when considering your happiness and stress levels. You have to balance every aspect of your life- work, family and your own mental health.
There is no such thing as perfect, and balance will look different from person to person. Take this time to define your version of work-life balance and start taking the steps to make it a reality.