In today's generation when people are fretting over their careers, how important exactly is your personal life? We've always been in a battle on how to keep our personal lives away from the work-life. With the pandemic situation all over the world, it has become even more challenging. As we brought our offices into our homes, the clear boundary between our professional life and personal life has been blurred. Let us understand why it is important to worry about our personal life.
We all know that personal relationships often take a toll on our lives. While it is not possible to keep our personal lives away from professionals, there is a way for both of them to coexist in a rather pleasant way. We might consider our relationships as the roots of the trees where leaves reflect our career prospects. It is not entirely possible to forget and shut out our lives when we enter the office every day. Whether it is the feeling of annoyance after fighting with your loved one or the excitement to leave the office early to attend your loved one's birthday, our emotions often travel into our work life. Hence the only way to have a productive work life is by maintaining a healthy personal life as well. The balance is not always maintainable but we tend to create an environment that can prosper fulfillment.
Sometimes due to an important task at hand in the office, we tend to ignore our families for days, and there the balance is disturbed. Our families and loved ones are people who understand our challenges and would always be on our sides no matter what. But it is ignorant to take these people for granted. It is crucial to remember that however invested we are at work, it is not our whole life. It is our bonds, and relationships that make life prosperous.
People who are heavily invested in their careers, like entrepreneurs or professions that require high vigilance, struggle to find time for loved ones. We must recognize the importance of having a balanced personal life for optimal growth. No one can do without the other. Work is not our entire life. It takes a healthy diet, good sleep, strong relationships, quality friends, and hobbies that you enjoy, to thrive in life. It is the only way in which we can get fulfillment both professionally and personally.
If your personal life is sorted then naturally people will find more focus on work and excel. However, a disturbed family life threatens to disrupt your career as well and vice versa. Good health and happy personal life are the perfect recipes to increase your productivity manifold at work. Hence, striving for balance can only assure prosperity in your career and life. Disturbed minds often find it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand. The quality of your work may suffer and so will the results.
Life is not a linear path. Like it is said "life is not a bed of roses", there are thorns too. Sometimes events like illness in the family, an injury, sudden death, etc can disrupt our mental health. However, these things are inevitable. Stress creeps in and takes a toll on both our work and personal life. The balance is disturbed and we feel hopeless. Frustration, depression and stress lead to poor mental health. At those time, it becomes difficult to concentrate solely on our careers. But, it is at these times that we have to show courage and face the challenges thrown at us by life.