Work life integration is when you can work and live with balance and not need to separate the two exclusively. Â
How much time do we spend working? Â The average person who works 40 hours a week from ages of 20-65, works a total of 10.3 years in his/her lifetime.
Work should be fun!Â Many people talk about work life balance and never want to work after hours or on weekends, as it may interfere with family or social time. However, if people truly enjoy their jobs, then integrating work into their lives should only improve their quality of life, not detract from it.
Success requires elbow grease.Â Ambition, dedication, determination, perseverance, and tenacity don’t just shut off at 5pm. Â Try blending your work with the rest of your life instead of separating it and reap the benefits. Â Work a 1/2 day on a Saturday here and there and then use the extra profit to plan a surprise getaway with your honey!
Do what you love and the money will follow.Â Â Most people who are successful do not become that way separating their work from the rest of their lives. And most people who have jobs they love don’t mind working extra. The lucky people who view their job as more of a calling would choose to do the work even without pay.
Would you do your job pro bono? Â I would and I often do, even on weekends and holidays. Â But I’m grateful each and every day to have the opportunity to help the amazing people I get to work with.
Caryn McAllister, PT, DPT /Â High Quality Home Therapy / 30 Buxton Farm Road, Suite 230 Stamford, CT 06905 / 203-212-4191 / Info@HQHTherapy.com / HQHTherapy.com