The Importance of Work-Life Balance
It is easy to get carried away in our professional lives and lose sight of the things that truly matter the most. We get so caught up in trying to do so many different things that we often forget to keep any time for ourselves. We have clients, phone calls, meeting, deadlines, commutes, and a multitude of other tasks to get done and only a limited amount of hours in a day. Image24 is well aware of the importance of work-life balance, and believe it or not, having more time for yourself can actually help your productivity. Let’s look into it a little deeper.
What is work-life balance?
On the surface it is really simple—work-life balance is maintaining a healthy ratio of time worked to time spent with personal matters. But when we look a little further into it, we see that it is actually the art of balancing career and business ambitions with family, friends, hobbies, romance, exercise, relaxation and personal enrichment so that they both can complement each other.
There are few personal things that can give the sense of pride and accomplishment that one gets from successful work or business ventures, but on the other hand there are few things at work that can give the sense of personal fulfilment that family, friends, and enrichment can. Work-life balance is figuring out how to enjoy both so that they work together to help make you better at what you do.
What are the benefits?
We are programmed to think that the harder we work the better we are at it – and that is true to some extent. Still, there is a limit that we can stretch our bodies and minds to and we can’t possibly produce at the same level for hours or even days on end. We need to take time away from the office to not only gain a clearer picture of business matters, but to also have a little fun and spend quality time with the ones we love. Aside from the direct benefits of relaxation, work-life balance helps:
- Your health – working all of the time is exhausting. Taking time away not only reduces stress, helps you relax, and lets you sleep more, it also gives you more time to exercise or practice healthy habits like yoga for personal enrichment. Many professionals have embraced these activities to help their careers.
- Your family – money comes and goes and so does business success. Family is with you for life. They are really what is most important. Spending more time with them is the best thing for you.
- Your work – as we said before, more free time can actually make you more productive at work. Comprehensive studies have shown that working more than 50 hours a week actually makes you less
How can Image24 help?
Running a business is a 24/7 affair that requires you to either be at work or thinking about it all day every day. You have so many things to do that you don’t have time to find out which one is which. That’s why Image24 call center services are so highly sought after. It’s because they save you so much time. We are more than just a call answering service. We can take calls, take messages, screen clients, and watch over your business while you are away so that you don’t have to worry about missing valuable opportunities. This will give you more time to take care of the things that really matter.
There is a saying that goes “work is a part of our life, not vice versa.” Business is a fulfilling and lucrative pursuit but one that needs to be evened out with a rich personal life, too. That’s why it so crucial to understanding work-life balance. At Image24, we stand by this and want to help you have more free time for you to do the things that you love. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a work-life balance that makes you happier and more productive.