How COVID-19 Has Changed the Work and Life Balance
The pandemic has shaken up some outdated attitudes toward work and life balance and accelerated the move toward flexible working.
The COVID-19 pandemic led many individuals to realize what some already knew about work and life balance: The 9 to 5 just doesn’t work for everyone!
Let’s take a dive into how COVID-19 has shifted perspectives in the workplace.
Just a few years ago, it would be almost impossible to believe the majority of the Earth’s population would be forced to WFH as a result of a global pandemic. After all, not much had ultimately changed about the typical work and life balance for decades.
Takeaways from the switch toward WFH
COVID-19 gave many a taste of a new way of living and working. And while some missed the social aspects of being in the office, many realized numerous positive impacts. For one, gone were the days of long, sweaty, and stressful commutes — the longest travel day for many was the trip from bed to the dining room table!
And while not all of our homes are currently set up for WFH, many found they were just as productive, if not more productive than when in the office. Businesses also noticed having all of their staff working from home had favorable impacts on their profits.
How WFH has positively impacted our health
Another thing that a lot of people noted was that some aspects of both their general and mental health were improved by this new setup. This was especially true of those with long-term chronic health conditions and disabilities who found it hard to fit into the standard working norms but still wanted to be able to perform fulfilling work.
It also allowed many to fit in a range of healthy habits they didn't have time for before and shifted the focus toward taking care of our physical and mental health.
Ultimately, the conversation is shifting around the working day. Shorter hours, and even the four-day workweek or the “3-2-2,” would mean the ability to live a happier, healthier life.
What is the future for our work and life balance?
Much research has concluded that there will be big changes in the way we work moving forward. In fact, some of those changes may already be happening. So, here’s to looking toward the future!
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