Welcome to your Work / Life Balance Questionnaire
What is work-life balance, and why is it important? In short, work-life balance is the state of equilibrium where a person equally prioritizes the demands of one's career and the demands of one's personal life.
These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Experts agree: the compounding stress from the never-ending workday is damaging. It can hurt relationships, health and overall happiness.
Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right for you.
The next step, of course, is finding out what you can do to make your work-life balance better.
I feel like I have little or no control over my work life
I regularly enjoy hobbies or interests outside of work
I often feel guilty because I can’t make time for everything I want to
I frequently feel anxious or upset because of what is happening at work
I usually have enough time to spend with my loved ones
When I’m at home, I feel relaxed and comfortable
I have time to do something just for me every week
On most days, I feel overwhelmed and over-committed
I rarely lose my temper at work
I never use all my allotted vacation days
I often feel exhausted – even early in the week
Usually, I work through my lunch break
I rarely miss out on important family events because of work
I frequently think about work when I’m not working
My family is frequently upset with me about how much time I spend working