Tips to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance Yourself
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Member
Most of us believe we will enjoy our leisure (recreation, relaxation) time more when we first finish our work.
In other words, we have the unconscious perception/prediction that we will enjoy leisure time taken after our work
is done more than leisure time taken before our work
That's why we tend to put work on the first place and leisure comes only second.
O’Brien and Roney (2017) investigated to what extent this prediction fits with reality.
Their main finding is: "we may be over-worrying and over-working for future rewards that actually will be just as pleasurable in the present.”
This outcome is not only interesting, but also important and valuable, particularly because of the difficulties many people have with work-life balances. Putting leisure last might lead to everlasting postponing when there is always more work to do. This increases the chance of feeling burned out at work.
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