Work/Life Balance and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

I recently read a couple of articles that taken on their own were good enough, but when read together, it really makes you take a step back and think about how we spend our time, both at work and at home.

First of all, read 7 Work-Life Balance Lies That Are Ruining Your Life from Time.  It will certainly give you a whole new perspective as to why we are distracted and feel like we can’t ever catch up.  Love seeing stuff like this…

While quitting your job might be extreme, there’s an almost limitless amount of advice on how to achieve work-life balance. Books, magazines, websites and podcasts overflow with it. But here’s the dirty little secret: A lot of it is crap. Try to follow it and, at best, you’re setting yourself up for even more stress and feeling bad about yourself when you can’t achieve the impossible; at worst, you could “balance” yourself right out of a job.

After reading that article, go check out How Everything We Tell Ourselves About How Busy We Are Is A Lie over at Fast Company.  It’s pretty amazing to see exactly what and how we spend our time, and what we think we spend our time on…

Americans actually have more leisure time, are less rushed, less stressed, and sleep much more than we think we do. According to sociologist John Robinson, or better known as “Father Time” to his colleagues, most people have around 40 hours of free time per week.


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