Work:Life Balance is a Myth
(OOC via FastCompany)
That;s right, from the files of things we already know, "work-life balance is a myth."
According to the fastCompany story, this myth is "compels many of us to view an ideal life as a set of perfectly level scales. On the tray on one side is your personal life. On the other side is your work life. With heroic efforts, you can keep both trays exactly level. If one starts to tip too far, you make some kind of nifty move that balances them again. In reality, that perfect balance almost never occurs, except for those rare, fleeting moments when the trays pass each other on the way up or down–and we’re too frazzled to appreciate that brief moment of self-actualization anyway."
We don't mean to be all cyncial but um, yea. Live it, got it. The article does continue to say that what we really want is control, and thatwe tend to confuse a want for control with a want for balance, and that makes sense.
What would you rather have – balance or control? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being serious balance (or control) in your life, how are your scales tipping? What can you do to bring some more balance (or control) into your day2day?
(Read the whole FastCompany story here)