In 2020, companies are embracing remote work options more than ever before.
And work-life balance is more important than ever. Remote work comes with a wide variety of benefits, but it can also be a challenge if you don’t set healthy work-life boundaries.
In this article, you’ll discover:
- What Is Work-Life Balance?
- Why Do You Need to Set Boundaries?
- How to Set Healthy Boundaries to Get Work-Life Balance?
Let’s get started:
What Is Work-Life Balance?
In simple terms, work-life balance is an idea that you need time for both work and personal life, whether those are family-related or personal interests.
Work-life balance is the lack of opposition between work and other life roles. It is the state of equilibrium in which demands of personal life, professional life, and family life are equal.
Maintaining a work-home life balance helps reduce stress and helps prevent burnout in the workplace.
Maslow’s said that people have needs, which had to be met in order.
Let’s break down Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
Work helps you to get basic needs: A regular income source provides food, shelter, and safety. Work also allows you to belong to a group, and doing well at work boosts self-esteem. The lower levels are all met mainly through aspects of working.
But work alone doesn’t help you to achieve needs (self-actualization, creativity, and art) at the top of the pyramid. That’s why leisure time and lifestyle have become important.
In the next section, you’ll see why work-life balance is important and why you need to set healthy boundaries.
Why You Need to Set Work-Life Boundaries
Remote workers face some common challenges such as stress, loneliness, and anxiety. And it can reduce their productivity and mental well-being.