So what is new in this topic now, it has been talked about a lot…This is what you all must be thinking, right? Yes, there is so much more to discuss to maintain a balanced work and personal life.
“Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance.” Catherine Pulsifer, from Briefcase with an Engine
Let me ask you all a question today, and you have to give responses to all these topics that we discuss here today:
Divorce rate is high thanks to improper work life Balance:
Do you think it is right, are both men and women giving high importance to their careers than they should give to each other and so the relationships are going for a toss. The financial independence, the less emotional bonds with spouse, less time, lack of various activities with spouses, child less marriages(as we don’t have time for kids), materialistic world, high career goals.
All this and more and result, we are better of without each other, you go your way, I go mine.
Oh! my my, is it? The less time you have for yourself no matter how much you party with your boss and colleagues, having no time for exercise, walks, talking it out with family, hobbies, gym the more it increases the health risks.
Heart ailments, high cholesterol, high/low BP, strokes, high stress levels, lack of sleep can cause insomnia and the list is just endless now a days. No, my idea is not to say that only late working hours cause these diseases but not taking care of your health can surely cause any of these or something else.
I just heard on FM, in one of the surveys taken it is said that most of the people having a risk of heart attack are between 25- 35 years of age. Laid back lifestyles, coming home from work and just have no strength left for any other activity apart from watching TV, checking your mails, blackberry etc.
Now you don’t have to make an effort to go and meet your close friends for a game of pool, or tennis as you can play all these games online. Chat over a cup of coffee is a thing of the past, let’s chat on FB or read their tweets on twitter to know what is going on in their life and update status to let them know about yours. Time saved. With everything now available on this screen we really can take out more time for work and reach the desired goals.
Performance and Productivity:
This one we all must be aware of, that the more long hours you work; the mind generally does not remain that active to increase the productivity or performance. Lack of focus means our attentions are divided and we end up dabbling in too many things while achieving nothing significant and satisfying. There is no relationship between higher number of hours at work place and high productivity; in fact I have seen it getting less.
Performance gets hampered, and the worst thing is that poor work-life balance reduces work quality and productivity without any doubt. When an employee won’t be able to give time to his family at home, he will feel stressed out at work. You can also do research on your own.
Kids and their life:
Believe it or not, less time to kids can harm their growth in many ways. The child will not be connected to you, there will be no one to see what they are doing- right or wrong. The love, care, upbringing a mother and father can provide no maid can; no other family member can.
The child’s development gets hampered, the insecurity level goes high, the times when they need parents and don’t find them near makes them look for such attention from others and this is why they get into bad company.
So, what do you all think? Share your views if you have come across any other problems being workaholics.
Or if you think that being workaholic is a must in today’s era…
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