A new survey has come out from Asteron with what I think are some sad statistics. It is the debate of Work vs Love and what is more important to us. As far as receiving a confidence booster 34% agreed that a job was important while only 18% said love. As times are changing do we have our values around the wrong way? Could these statistics be part of the reason as to why our divorce rates are so high? In 2010 41.9% of marriages in Australia lasted less than 10 years.
I understand that paying the bills and keeping a roof over our heads is important. I also understand the pressures that come with today’s economic situation, but are we simply just accepting what is instead of challenging it. When I returned to work after my first daughter I really struggled establishing a work/life balance and continuously felt the constant pressure from my job. This made for stressful times at home, both as a parent and wife. After a period of putting up with this situation I decided something needed to change and the only one who could do something about it was me. Jobs come and go and by time you get to retirement age what are you going to have left? The answer is Families and Loved ones, so shouldn’t they be rewarded for their loyalty rather than being placed on hold.
What did I do?
Well I found a work from home business opportunity. I put myself in a position where I could work my business around my family rather than work my family around my job. I made the choice to change my values and have never been happier. Not every solution is going to suit everyone, but don’t you owe it to yourself to at least look for a solution that is going to suit you and your family. We can complain and blame others for our lack of work/life balance, but at the end of the day it is up to the individual to take responsibility and make the changes that they want in their life.
On average how many hours do you spend at your job?