Learn more about a work-life balance and how you can have one!
More people are discussing the need for a healthy work-life balance because it can help to promote a healthier lifestyle. But what does a work-life balance actually mean?
The term work-life balance means having a healthy balance between the hours in which you work and the hours in which you have time for yourself. Dedicating all your waking hours working has become quite a norm for people, because the digital era has made it much easier to access your emails when you aren’t at work.
Health professionals are stressing more and more that spending a fair amount of time outside of work to enjoy hobbies, or spending time with your family and friends is just as important as working, if not more so – especially for your mental health.
A Mental Health Foundation survey found that ‘one third of respondents feel unhappy or very unhappy about the time they devote to work’ and that ‘when working long hours more than a quarter of employees feel depressed (27%), one third feel anxious (34%), and more than half feel irritable (58%).’
How can I promote a work-life balance in my life?
There are a number of things that you can do to make sure you are implementing a healthy work-life balance in your everyday life, such as:
Outside of your workplace
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