What is Work / Life Balance?

What is Work / Life Balance?

CP Balance HR are advocates for work/life balance and teaching employees, employers and job seekers how to get more balance in your lives; so what does that actually mean?

Is work/life balance:

  • Working from home
  • Working shorter hours
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • No structure on hours, just results
  • Outsourcing more
  • Doing less
  • More time with the kids
  • More sports
  • Less demanding schedules
  • Better technology and automation
  • More interaction or less interaction
  • More holidays / annual leave

The simple answer is that it can be all of these, as it is different for everyone!

Just because our definitions of work/life balance may vary, it doesn’t mean we don’t all deserve it.

I suggest work/life balance varies person to person because we all have different priorities away from work; for me it is my son.  When I am at home with him, I like to be 100% present and focused, no distractions from work, my phone, email or computer – so I put them away, and only look at them again during my ‘work time’.

Of course, I would love to do more exercise, read more books, attend more events, and go on more holidays; but at the moment I get my balance from focusing on my career, and enjoying time with my family.

I still have improvements to make to get even more work/life balance, but this is already better than how I used to feel.

How do you get work/life balance?  Your suggestions and comments are appreciated.

Want some help offering more balance to your team?  CP Balance HR can help – ask us how



About Me:

I am a passionate recruitment leader, based in Brisbane.  I love to help clients find the right person for their organisation, and help candidates find the ‘best fit’ for them.

I am mum to a threenager; and I understand the battle to find work/life balance.  I call a spade a spade, and I’m a huge Rugby League fan.

I believe in Results Orientated Working Environments, equal pay for equal work, and the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality.

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