Balance between professional life and personal life is of paramount importance and significance. These days it is a highly improbable (although still possible) task to achieve this balance between work and life. Technology has played the main role in disturbing the equilibrium. It is technology that has made it working in a 24 by 7 environment within the bounds of possibility. The progress in the technological sphere has ensued in work frenzy as all the employees are within easy reach round the clock. Another reason behind this increased frequency of work around the globe is unemployment. Factors such as recession and economic slump have resulted in a dearth of job opportunities. Secured jobs have reduced drastically in number as these days no one is guaranteed job security, especially in the jobs pertaining to the private sector. In such a situation, employees are compelled to adhere to the company policies irrespective of the fact whether these policies are in their favour or not. Employers have grown wiser over the years and have learnt to manipulate this situation using it to their favour. They compel their employees to work for hours and hours in order to generate the maximum amount of profit.
Nevertheless, whatever the reasons behind this disturbed balance between work and life these days, it is only fair to assert the truth of the matter. Work and life balance is a topic that is subjective in its essence and its perception varies from individual to individual. Some might consider working for hours without paying much heed to the life outside office a routinely matter. However, that doesn’t imply that people can sustain happiness in life without attaining the all important balance between work and life. We all comprehend the fact that working is must for survival, but if we devote all our time towards working it will defeat the very purpose of it. We work so that we can provide for our families, fulfill our desires and secure out future. If we don’t enjoy on the cost of our earnings, what fun will remain in our lives. The entirety of our life will be spent in earning money and we won’t even have the time to spend it and enjoy. The time we spend outside the office premises must be dedicated towards our personal life and activities pertaining to it. Work must be confined to a defined period of time during the day and the rest we must insulate ourselves from work related stress to live a healthy and happy life.