Are you unhappy with your work life balance?
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! According to the latest results from the Australian Work and Life Index 2010, a quarter of women working full-time and one fifth of similar men were dissatisfied with their work-life balance. As many of us struggle to achieve the optimum balance, we can often feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed that a smooth life seems like a very distant and sometimes impossible future.
It can be very convenient to point the finger and say it’s my jobs fault why I work so much or both my partner and I have to work to be able to support our family or many other reasons. Don’t get me wrong, these could be very legitimate causes as to why you are experiencing the conflict that you are. It is important to start looking within to determine your work life balance conflict and what you can do about it.
- What evidence do you have that you are struggling to achieve work life balance?
- What is your lack of work life balance costing you?
– Are you feeling stressed? Do you feel constantly rushed for time? Do you feel resentful when you’re at work that you should be at home?
– This may be a difficult step, but try to give yourself some time for an honest assessment as to the consequences of your lack of work life balance. Remember this could be emotionally, spiritually, socially, physically, financially etc.