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Don’t get caught in the trap of endless work without a personal life

“Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.”

In this age of technology and social media, we are easily connected to our friends, family, and colleagues through smartphones or the internet. It also makes separating personal and professional life difficult.

With overwhelming work demands and tight deadlines, there are times when people are paying more attention to their business-related issues over personal ones. Sometimes it is the other way around. Such practice is not healthy, as it would cause both mental and physical stress due to the imbalanced portion between work and life. Separating the two is crucial in order to achieve enough rest and meet both personal and professional needs.

In every work environment, there are two types of people:

  1. Integrators – these combine their personal and professional colleagues
  2. Segmenters – they keep their personal and professional life separate from each other

When people we are associated with from work and our personal life collide – they will actually hit. And in collision, there can be two outcomes: good and bad. Although integrators can have their own perks, especially when their boss is friends with their family or the likes, setting boundaries to separate work and personal life is beneficial in the long run.

Here are the benefits of separating work from personal life:

  • Increased efficiency at work
  • Reduced stress in personal life
  • Less burnout
  • Low absenteeism
  • Stronger loyalty to company
  • Passion for work is not related to connections in the family
  • Never miss out on memorable moments in life
  • More chances to grow as a family member and in work

True happiness comes from an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.