Thursday, September 16, 2010

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life balance - for God's sake - is NOT about constantly interrupting your work with "life" (sadly means only non-work activities for many...) or vice versa. On the contrary, it is about focusing on one thing at a time and therefore doing it - whatever you are doing - well. 


So, when I'm at work, I want to minimize personal phone calls, emails and tasks and when I am home, I want to relax and think about personal things rather than attend an official phone call. Sometimes, when I'm enormously excited about an idea or a presentation or a project, I may tend to work on it during the weekend etc but then you can't let creative moments slip by and moreover who said only non-work activities constitute life? Similarly, if there is a personal emergency that needs to be catered to during work (office hours), then so be it. Exceptions are fine as long as they don't gradually get converted into something routine. 

3 comments:

wake_up_then_walk said...

There's a mall close to our office and guess what- I find most of the freshers balancing their work-life during office hours :)

Nimmy said...

@Rakesh: :-) Hehehe. I guess a lunch outing with the team is a good idea to balance work and - sigh - "life". ;-) BTW, what does it mean to take a break from work - balancing it with "life" I guess? :-))

sanjog said...

I believe in forgetting work after your get home. leave work at office if not we tend to mess up things. Nice post