Strategies For Work Life Balance

1486 WordsOct 1, 20166 Pages
The purpose of this paper is to discuss strategies for work-life balance. It focuses on outlining the importance of work-life balance by assessing short and long-term goals and deciding priority, timing and support needed. “The pursuit of a meaningful, multifaceted life involves endless choices about both short-term tactical issues and long-term strategic ones.” (Sinoway, 2012, p. 111). Life is too short to focus on a single area (e.g., work) and we cannot expect to have it all and to do it all with perfection, so it must be a way of life to prioritize, plan and achieve while pursuing a healthy balance between work and home/personal commitments. The theme of both papers is providing a framework for work-life balance. No, You Can’t Have It All discusses seven dimensions (family, social and community, spiritual, physical, material, avocational, and career) that drive our needs and aims to help assess and identify the dimension(s) most important to us depending on circumstances/timing and “what aspects of our lives we value most and how we value those things in relation to one another.” (Sinoway, 2012, p. 112). Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life discusses five themes developed as advice from executives on work-life balance: defining success for yourself, managing technology, building support networks, selectively traveling or relocating, and collaborating with your partner. I chose this theme as a reminder of the importance of work-life balance when setting goals and

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