Ask The Readers: What’s Your Take On Work/Life Balance?
The whole idea of work/life balance has been a big issue for quite a few years now. As we become more embroiled in work and businesses demand more and more from us, it increasingly encroaches on our personal time. It’s no wonder the popularity of personal productivity and time management has soared. But how do you actually create this work/life balance?
On the surface, it seems pretty simple. Create limits, learn to say no, manage your time better, etc. But, if you listen to people like David Allen and Tim Ferriss, they have vastly opposing ideas on the issue. Tim talks about work/life separation, where there is a clear boundary between business and pleasure. Meanwhile, David says that it shouldn’t even be an issue. When you’re in the zone and you’ve got a mind like water, the boundary between work and play seizes to exist.
It’s this difference of opinion that gave me the idea to ask this question. I’m sure there are many other takes on work/life balance out there but what are yours? How do you create that balance in your life? Look forward to reading your comments, don’t forget you can join in the discussion on Twitter!