Different people would give different interpretations to the concept of Work-Life balance.
For me, it is more about living a balanced life. Our existence cannot just be simply put into just two boxes – the work box and the life box. This gives the impression that your work isn’t simply also a part of your life.
To truly have a balanced life, what you do for work has to be something that is meaningful to you, and that allows you to express your gifts and talents in a way that benefits the world.
While we don’t all start from the ideal place of doing work that is simply an extension of our life, and not something you ‘leave’ your life to go to, we should make this our goal.
Regardless of the phase, you are in your life, here are 12 quotes that will hopefully encourage and inspire you.
~ Jane ParkWhen I think about work-life balance, I don't imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.
~ Sheryl SandbergFraming the issue of work-life balance - as if the two were dramatically opposed - practically ensures work will lose out. Who would ever choose work over life?
~ Thomas MertonHappiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.
~ Katie ThurmesYou can't do a good job if your job is all you do.
~ Heather SchuckYou will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.
~ Sheryl Sandberg Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.
~ Marissa MayerBurnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
~ Stephen R CoveyMost of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.
~ Michelle ObamaWe need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do' list.
~ Alexander Kjerulf Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.
~ Dolly PartonNever get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
~ Harriet BraikerStriving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.