In life, you would always involve yourselves with work and your personal aspect that involves your family and friends. There should also be time for yourself so that you can be a better person. Hence, it is vital that you are able to balance everything that in life. You should not just spend the whole time working. Also, you should not just have fun all the time. This is what we call the work-life balance. Some people find it hard to achieve better work-life balance but if you get to know the how it can affect you, you might even take steps towards it now.

Nothing would compare to a happy and fulfilled life. So, as you work hard for your design career, never forget the other vital aspects of your life. See to it that you could balance everything so that you won’t regret anything that you did. Today, we will give you the benefits that you will gain if you achieve better work-life balance. Let a look at our list below.

1. It keeps you healthy.

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When you observe work-life balance, it gives you the advantage of staying healthy because you are able to allocate time for yourself. This means that even if you are so occupied with work, you can still do a lot of things to keep yourself healthy like going to gym, eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep.

2. Allows you to establish relationships.

Allows you to establish relationships

Having work-life balance can give you a great opportunity to establish some relationships. You can have more friends and you can even have the chance to meet the person you will spend the rest of your life with. You will also be able to share good memories with special people. It would be a lot different if you only focus with work.

3. Gives you quality time with family.

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It would really be nice if you have a work but still manage to have time for the family. You should not forget that family is more important than a job. If you lose a job, there would still be other available jobs for you but if you lose a family, you cannot find any other family to take their place. So, give value to your family by spending quality time with them.

4. Fulfilment of happiness.

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Nothing could compare to having a job and having ample time for yourself. With that, you will feel happier. Happiness is vital for it can keep you going. Once you live a happy life, you can do better with work and you will be able to establish good relationships. Your life will be so fulfilled if you observe work-life balance. Live and love for it is the only key for being happy with life.

5. Have time for self-improvement.

Have time for self-improvement

Being so engrossed with work could hinder you to improve yourself. You may have tons of work to do which can help you with your skills but you will not be able to have time to learn new skills or to develop other skills that you want. You may be good in designing but you also want to develop your skills playing a musical instrument. If you have good work-life balance, you can still find time for this.

6. Gives more positive outlook in life.

Gives more positive outlook in life

Having a positive outlook in life is very much important. This would also lead to a happy life. If you deal of positive things all the time no matter how stressing and chaotic a situation is, you will be able to handle it well. You will also succeed in everything you do if you keep a positive attitude. Always try to look at the brighter side and you will never go wrong.

7. Have time for leisure.

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People who are so occupied with work no longer have time for fun and leisure. But this is vital. You can never have a balanced life if you do not have time for fun. Do not be working all the time. Go out to watch a movie. You can also play games with your family or do other things that can make you happy. You may also do your favourite hobby like reading, singing and others.

8. Become a better person.

Become a better person

For sure, having good work-life balance can make you a better person. Since you will have a positive outlook in life and you are happy with what you do, you will be able to give-off a happy disposition. Your joy might even be contagious! You can also make other people happy. You can even maintain a good attitude when you have good work-life balance for you will seldom get mad and pissed off.

9. Takes away stress.

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You will surely like it when you can do away with stress. Simply having a good balance between work and your personal life can easily take away stress. You do not have to do a lot of effort just to take away stress. You will be able to de-stress merely by spending time with family and not taking lots of overtime for work. Avoid being a workaholic so that you will have a better stress free life.

10. Better work performance.

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Anyone would like to have better work performances. You can achieve that without exerting too much effort. Nothing is wrong with keeping an eye to a high goal but you should see to it that you will not be so busy working for your goal that you miss having time with other important things in life. Having good work-life balance can help you with this. You will be a better worker.

Something to Look Forward To

We are hopeful that the above things would move you to observe good work-life balance. While some people just take it for granted, you should see to it that you consider this and be able to attain balance in both your career and personal life. Do you think there are other benefits of work-life balance that we missed in the list? Would you like to add some? It is now your turn to speak up.

Kareen Liez

About the author: A Civil Engineer who has a construction business and a youth volunteer for a civic organization. She also contributes for a local newspaper due to her unwavering passion to write.