Recently I’ve been reading articles that say there’s no such thing as work-life balance anymore.
In fact, what’s reported as optimal is a type of mashing of the two. So there’s a flow back and forth between work and the needs at home. That’s supposed to be the best we can expect from our modern style of work life.
While in theory it sounds like it might work, I’m not convinced that it is.
Especially when you consider Americans are known workaholics and many don’t take all their vacation.
A 2014 survey of employees finds that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took all of their vacation days last year. Believe it or not up to 15% didn’t take their vacation at all according to Glassdoor’s research.
I also read a report that found the more money you make in the U.S. results in less sleep. On average, adults earning the highest incomes — around $98,000 for a family of four — sleep 40 minutes less than people in the lowest-income families.
So how do we mash work and life while still maintaining balance?
I think we may be asking the wrong questions.
For many of us, the reality is – work has consumed our lives and you could argue our souls as well.
Perhaps this is a bigger pattern than we’re aware of and the question to ask is what is our part in perpetuating this pattern?
This week’s show is called: Did Work Steal Your Soul? and our featured alignment film is the movie Click starring Adam Sandler.
This is really a perfect film to elevate our awareness on how work is affecting our lives.