Put Some Balance in Your Life

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I write about personal finance, business and careers. This article is part of a series on work-life balance. These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock.

Fears of job loss incentivize longer hours. Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but here health and career experts share tips to help you find the balance that’s right for you. A lot of overachievers develop perfectionist tendencies at a young age when demands on their time are limited to school, hobbies and maybe an after-school job. It’s easier to maintain that perfectionist habit as a kid, but as you grow up, life gets more complicated. As you climb the ladder at work and as your family grows, your responsibilities mushroom. The key to avoid burning out is to let go of perfectionism, says Puder-York. From telecommuting to programs that make work easier, technology has helped our lives in many ways.

But it has also created expectations of constant accessibility. The work day never seems to end. English: An artist’s depiction of the rat race in reference to the work and life balance. Even when we’re busy, we make time for the crucial things in life. And yet one of our most crucial needs – exercise – is often the first thing to go when our calendars fill up.