Balance is a very important part of my lifestyle because juggling education, business and the 'life' counterparts all involve certain amounts of balancing. However, this is why I don't believe in work/life balance.
Trying to balance work and everything else is nothing but chaotic. Even when individuals think that the perfect balance includes scheduling time slots for each respectively, there is never a time when one fails to overlap the other. That is, whenever we are trying to work as effectively as possible, something from our 'life' will inadvertently get in the way. 2016 lifestyles demand that individuals interdependent with both 'work' and 'life' responsibilities.
Another key element of the hypothetical work/life balance is that the 'life' suggests a sense of ease and relaxation, however reality expresses that 'life' is just as, if not more stressful than work. Recent studies have shown that because most employees face similar routines and set schedules from their employers, their 'work' is easier than their 'life'. The truth comes down to this; the true antonym of work is simply dormant. When we are idle then we truly have that opposite. The work/life balance theory compromises the much needed 'life' viewpoint because it suggests that the individual's capabilities can be redirected into their lifestyle rather than work, therefore remaining inverse to the traditional balance.
We need to remain focused and driven to effectively achieve whatever task we are intending to complete, whether that be in a business or lifestyle capacity, in order to succeed.