Achieving work-life balance in an extremely fast-paced world might seem like an elusive dream or like walking on a tightrope! The need to get more done in a short time, and the pursuit of bigger promotions and heftier paychecks, often push employees in the Gulf region to work more than they actually can. This is the reason why in a recent Monster social media survey, 60% of the Facebook audience said that they had no work-life balance. Also, the participants on both Facebook and Twitter felt that Gulf companies do not fare well when it comes to providing work-life balance to employees.
Monster has launched the Work Life Balance campaign to raise awareness on this issue and to encourage job seekers to go for the jobs that help them manage their work and personal lives in a more efficient manner.
Overstress can wreak havoc in your life
The lack of work-life balance can hamper your health and mental peace, relationships, hobbies, and eat into your leisure time. You might experience constant exhaustion, and the stress could even trigger high blood pressure leading to clinical anxiety.
The perpetual exigencies of the corporate world can leave you with hardly any time to recharge your batteries and feel enthused. On the contrary, it may encourage unhealthy habits like eating junk food, smoking, and leading a sedentary life. So, it’s essential to find ways to achieve work-life balance without risking your career or alienating your loved ones.
Following the above tips can set the stage for work-life balance, even if you cannot achieve it quickly. So, decide what you want from your job, family, and life in general, and plan accordingly.
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