Work-Life Balance

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Somewhere In The Middle Does The Trick

A healthy mind strives on a strong work-life balance. Many people gravitate to polar opposites: either working too much with little to no social life or working too little while having too much fun! Somewhere in-between will bring you consistent happiness and satisfaction in life.

Due to various reasons, many people work very long hours and become too exhausted to lead a social life or perform extracurricular activities. This way of life can turn out to very dangerous towards your mental health because it often leads to stress, anxiety and depression.

You have to find a way to incorporate socializing and extracurricular activities into your life, such as exercising or playing a sport. Work should not be your sole focus; you were created to enjoy the abundance in life so take advantage while you are still young!

Working too little while having too much fun is also detrimental to your mental health. Without a fulfilling and consistent work ethic, somewhere down the road you will begin to experience boredom and depression and find yourself leading a purposeless life.

Leading a life that involves too much fun while working too little can take you down a slippery slope. Even if you are a multimillionaire, “too much fun” can sometimes be equated with “too much freedom.”

Take celebrities for instance: they are millionaires with dream jobs which we have all fantasized about. But how often do you turn on the news and find out that another celebrity was found dead in their mansion after overdosing on an illicit or prescription drug?

Working too much or having too much fun is not good; you never want to stand on a polar opposite. You goal is to find a healthy balance of work and fun. Money should not be a factor. Even if you are poor, you must find a way to get yourself out of your current situation and implement some work-life balance into your life! Being poor is not an excuse.

Lastly, whatever it is that you do, have fun doing it! Maintain a positive outlook on life and always believe that things will only get better from here on.

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