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Don't Fool Yourself - There Is No Work/Life Balance

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The idea of achieving work/life balance is a modern-day knockoff of the American Dream, rooted in the minds of ambitious yet overworked professionals who want to “have it all” -- work and play, career and family.

I don’t believe there is such a thing as “work/life balance.” You don’t hear people talking about finding a “family/life balance” or an “eating/life balance.” IT'S ALL LIFE.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
malek's insight:

Achieving work/life balance means having equilibrium among all the priorities in your life . But, as difficult as work/life balance is to define, most of us know when we’re out of balance.

To find out more about your own personal balance 

Work/Life Balance Quiz
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 9, 2014 2:32 PM

Work/life balance is about integrating various activities into life. It cannot be about finding a mythical mean where we are at work 50% of the time and the rest is free time. It is all life and when we work we should be present and when we play we should be present. Here is where mindfulness plays an important role.

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 12, 2014 2:06 PM

Thanks Malek!

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