What Work Life Balance Really Looks Like

Harlyn Hannah
Read or Die!
Published in
3 min readJun 12, 2024

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Every day it will be different

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Work Life Balance. A hot topic and buzz words that are so often discussed in many different forums and have been in the mix for some time now.

Everyone has a different version of what work life balance means and looks like to them.

Some try to have a job working remote to help them achieve their ideal work life balance, others maybe a part time job, a side gig or several gigs cobbled together. For others, a job that allows them flexibility during the workday or working the same hours and schedule as their kids such as working in a school in various non teaching positions.

Many people in the workplace have often said to me as I am a supervisor, “Well my family always comes first before work” which yes of course that is ideally the way everyone wants it to be.

But it would be unrealistic to say that family and life outside of work always come first and work always comes dead last, otherwise your employer might question why you are needed there at all.

This might end up getting you fired altogether which would cause you even more life problems than you have now.

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Harlyn Hannah
Read or Die!

Single mom of 2 and Operations Manager by day looking to manifest the happily ever after 🥰. In a world where you can choose to be anything choose to be kind