A different approach to work-life balance

A different approach to work-life balance

Happiness at work is important – we spend so much time there!

Happiness in other areas of our lives is also important – these domains are vital for our wellbeing and satisfaction.

So how do we enjoy happiness in all areas of life?

Is “balance” possible?

Maybe we’ve been approaching it the wrong way…

via Inc.com by Laura Garnett

If you’re close to burnout, you’re probably worried about how to achieve a better work-life balance. Although that impulse is understandable, I’ve seen firsthand that working less and relaxing more isn’t the key to happiness that we think it is. In fact, we’re missing a few very important things when we talk about work-life balance.

The key isn’t how we divide our time between work and play. What we should be doing is focusing more on how we spend our time when we’re doing those two things. When we start to think differently about how we work and live, we’ll be better equipped to make changes that will enhance the quality of our lives.

Ready to have a new conversation about work-life balance? Here are three things we need to start considering:

1. We don’t look at what’s draining our energy at work.

If you’re only thinking about working less, you’re probably not stopping to consider what exactly is draining your energy at work. You might think it’s all the meetings or the too-tight deadlines, but what if it’s something else? What if the problem is that you’re in a job that doesn’t work for you? If the root of your energy drain is something that significant, less time in the office isn’t going to make a huge difference. You’ll still be in the wrong role at least 40 hours a week…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE