In what has become an increasingly connected world, where we can be contacted at all times of the day and night, pretty much anywhere in the world, the pressure to be available at the drop of a hat can be considerable and managing that work-life balance becomes much harder.
But just because we have the means to always be available doesn’t mean that we always should be, far from it.
In an increasingly competitive workplace, we can often feel obliged to go above and beyond what should reasonably be expected of us in order to advance our career, or simply even keep our job. But this approach does neither you nor your employer any favours, as there is a strong possibility that it will ultimately lead to burnout, or at the very least, low employee morale and difficulties in your personal life. But by taking a few easy steps, you can achieve the optimum work-life balance that most of us crave.