The consequences of our jobs and the hours that we work have a greater toll on our ability to be good employees, and to be good, people than we may recognize. For most of us, there are both personal and professional reasons to maintain work–life balance. But what is the cost if we fail? Work–life imbalance is associated with decreased job satisfaction, productivity, and eventual burn out.
Whether you are working from home or commuting to the office, maintaining your health, happiness, and sanity should be your top priority. Most of us spend too much time over worked, stressed out, and sleep deprived. There has to be a way to get everything on your to-do list done and still maintain a happy, healthy life. Maybe if you work smarter you can increase efficiency without burning yourself out before the weekend.