Work/Life balance is one of the most researched, discussed, and sought after goal by practically every working people in the world. First question that popped up would be, “How to achieve the balance?”, obviously followed closely by the second one, “Have we achieved the balance?”.
First enforceable hours’ law emerged in US in 1874 where the boundary between work and life came into life. Ever since then, the world became obsessed with this notion of separation, as if a person can change into his/her alter ego during ‘work’ hours (or during ‘life’ hours?).
I guess the real question is, “Do we really need the separation?”.
Maybe all of these work/life balance is just an excuse to hide behind a professional persona – “I am just doing my job” kind-a thing. The only problem is off course, when the working person is in trouble the person who lives suffer as much, because guess what, they are both the same person.
Maybe we’re just looking for an avenue to escape – from our daily work, or maybe from our life?
Then can we really separate our business from our life? Or is it just a desperate attempt to live a fuller life while in reality we really are living a half-lived life?
Work/Life balance, or just life.