Work Life, TED Talks

TED Talk Tuesday: Work Life Balance is an Ongoing Battle

Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

In a 10-minute TED Talk, Nigel Marsh describes the 'rubbish' many people talk about work life balance and how concepts like casual dress do not get to the crux of the issue.

Certain job and career choices are 'fundamentally incompatitble with being meangingfully engaged in day to day life' according to Nigel, and acknowledging the reality we're in is the key to achieving quality of life on your terms.

Enjoy Nigel's complete talk, or skip ahead to the most relevant section by using the minute markers below:

4:48: The ideal balanced day.

6:16: Don’t fall into the trap of “I’ll have a life when I retire.”

6:36: Approaching balance in a balanced way.

7:30: Attending to our intellectual, emotional and spiritual side to achieve balance.

7:55: Changing the definition of what a life well lived looks like.

Having trouble viewing the video at work? Download it here or download the transcript.

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Source: TED Talks.