Work Life Balance

“I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work. I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself.” ―Mark Zuckerberg

I may say that I work a lot. Actually, even when I am not in the office, I think about my work almost always. I enjoy my work, so sometimes I find myself being offended when someone from my family says “Leave that phone and your mail, is it so urgent to reply immediately”. Of course it is urgent, what a question!

Or is it? Really? What is the limit, how do you set it and how do you make prioritization?

Work Life Balance

I’ve been online and somehow busy every day for years already. I traveled, a lot, however I don’t remember a day of “doing nothing”. Even though I am sometimes very proud to be a hardworking person, I must say that my productivity wasn’t growing proportionally to the time I was investing in working on something.

So, instead of being proud of the amount of time I spend in the office, I started to focus on results that I achieve in my work.

The Greeks are some of the most hardworking in the OECD, putting in over 2,000 hours a year on average. Germans, on the other hand, are comparative slackers, working about 1,400 hours each year. But German productivity is about 70% higher. – The Economist

Americans Working More but Doing Less – America’s employees worked more hours but were ultimately less productive in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to figures released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. – Source

The Science of Productivity in a 3 Minute Video

Work Life Balance Wheel

Recently I found Work Life Balance Wheel Tool. You can grade each part of the wheel from 1 to 10.

Work Life Wheel

Usually, when you do that, business coaches would ask you the following question: “Imagine that your life is a bicycle and you need to ride it with that wheel, how does it go?“.

This should help you in making it more clear how sustainable your current life is.

One thought on “Work Life Balance”

  1. Nice one from Petar 😉 Always interesting topics.

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