10.ACHIEVING A WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Work Life Balance consists of the implementation of working arrangements and policies which assist workers in combining employment with other aspects of their lives. The right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow. The right balance for you when you are single will be different when you marry, or if you have children; when you start a new career versus when you are nearing retirement.
However, at the core of an effective work-life balance definition are two key everyday concepts that are relevant to each of us. They are daily Achievement and Enjoyment, ideas almost deceptive in their simplicity.

You cannot get the full value from life without BOTH Achievement and Enjoyment.
At a time when we are working harder than ever before and when we are spending more time actually getting to our job before we even start working at it, the idea of achieving balance between our work life and our personal life is looking more and more like an elusive dream.
Work-life balance is more about what you achieve and enjoy during your working time and what you achieve and enjoy during your personal time. You absolutely need to have both of these things in your life on a daily basis.

In your daily activities it is important to aim to achieve something and aim to enjoy something. You don’t need to change the world to achieve something. Achievements are personal, they can be as big or as small as you like. Nor do you need to feel ecstatic to enjoy something. Enjoyment is more than just laughing; enjoyment can be the personal pride or satisfaction you take in something.

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