Friday, February 19, 2010
Do you have a healthy work/life balance?
I believe that I am better than most of my peers at disengaging and finding what I like to think is a healthy work/life balance. As many of my blog entries indicate, I make the most of my vacation and leave very few days each year to carry from one calendar year to another. However, I think that I am an atypical American in this way. It seems to me that many of us either hoarde our vacation time or find it hard to make the most of our time outside of the office. I have to wonder why Americans in particular seem to "work to live" rather than "live to work". For many, I realize financially there may be few options and during an economic downturn I am definitely the exception (having planned a large and fairly extravagent vacation like last year's trip to Australia). However, I think that it is important to get away and disengage. When you think back over the past year - do you think you have a healthy work/life balance?