How important it is to maintain Work-Life Balance?
From India, Hyderabad

Hope you find your answer in this speech of Chetan Bhagat, which he gave in IIM-A


just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced,

successful life.

I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means

ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.


is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your



is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts.


is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.


is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in

a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming


Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your

striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life.

Else, you may

achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive,

will start to die.


thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously.

Life is not meant

to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid

card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And

50 years is just 2,500 weekends.

Do we really need to get so worked up?


ok, bunk a few classes…

Scoring low in couple of papers…

Goof up a few


Take leave from work…

Fall in love…

Little fights with your spouse…

We are people, not programmed devices…!”

“Don’t be serious, be sincere!”

‘Live today like there is no tomorrow…’

Have a beautiful life…

From India, Nagpur
True.. agree
I would like to add, one needs to give 100% efforts while performing any task. It can be a presentation for the Client or Cleaning the kitchen after cooking or Playing the game of Counter-strike.
I would say its a "Life- Life" balance. Another important aspect is to think in compartments. I try not to take the office work back home nor get Home tensions into office. It is not easy ..and goes completely haywire at times.. but that's the beauty of "Balance" One tends to tip more at one end initially and then weighs the option to make it equal.. Happy Balancing

From India, Pune
Dear friend,
Understand the difference between working on your life and spending life on work. Balance is the basic rule of nature. So be natural as forlearning said above dont carry tensions from or to your home.. sweet home.
Well, 300184veena has really explained it nicely.
Live your life like a hobby.
Have a Beautiful...Meaningful...Significant Life.

From India, Pune
Dear All,
Very good views from all.
However some times we get carried away by some tensions.
In one of the training programs one of the participants asked me about hazards arising from Mental Situations. This is relative. Even a child who is studying in first standard has lot of tension to complete the Home Work. We are all used to such situations in our day to day life.
It is necessary for all of us to improve the quality of life by adopting good food habits, exercises (can be walking, workout, swiming, cycling and YOGA)
I am performing yoga since quite a long.
Attached is one file containing YOGAs.

From India, Nasik

Attached Files
File Type: pdf YOGAForYOUandI.pdf (692.3 KB, 790 views)

Thanks Sudhir for the extensive information on Yoga.
Continuing with the Work- Life balance topic, I would like to add that simple things are most difficult to achieve. If we look at a task objectively then it becomes much easier to work. I would like to take the example of the child in first standard from Sudhir's example above.. If the child is made to realise the importance of Homework as a task and the benefits which comes in form of better knowledge ( and not materialistic items like an ice cream treat, chocolates etc) then one is instills a very good quality of focus in that child for the long run. The child would not take tension to complete the homework ..but would look forward to finish it with a lot of enthusiasm.
Similarly we too need to focus on things.. probably one thing at a time.. Balance would also mean removal of non-value add tasks from our list or delegate it.

From India, Pune
Here is one more article.....for use
From United States, Springfield

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Excellent Replies! Its amazing to see that so many of us are conscious about the importance of striking balance between work and home.
From India, Hyderabad
I want to know what practices individuals or Organisations are following to maintain Work-Life-Balance. You all can visit tranquil minds website minditnow to get more ideas about importance of Balance and also see online video about Biofeedback State-of-the-Art instrument NeXus 10 Mark II used to measure various levels- Heart rate, Stress Levels, Skin Response and many other factors affecting individuals professionally and personally.
Let me know!

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Friends,
I request you to kindly take the Work-Life-Balance very seriously and discuss here as much as you can for finding a better solution than present one. It is vital for the growth of the Organization and well being of your employees.
Ankit Agarwal
Head - Business
tranquil minds, SIMHANS

From India, Hyderabad

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