Social media can be an interesting space when you are having conversations about career paths. In the last few years, "Day in the Life" vlogs have taken over our video platforms where creators are sharing what they do and how they do it.
This has truly shown us that there are so many people overworked and underpaid for their talents. Some people assume leadership roles early on, hoping for a promotion. As we've seen with the popularity of "quiet quitting" and "acting your wage," this can lead to burnout FAST.
Work life balance is incredibly important. Glamorizing overworking and not showing the implications that may leave on a person is dangerous in the sense that this should not be something we normalize.
Here are a few ways we recommend incorporating a better work life balance:
- Recognize that balance is a moment in time. It must be maintained, not created and forgotten about. It is an active process.
- Find a job that works for YOU. Do you like it? Are you good at it? Do the financials make sense? Not all three of these boxes need to be checked off, but 2/3 is ideal. (You should subscribe to our newsletter if you are looking for hot job opportunities!)
- Take some time for yourself – do what you LOVE.
- If you have good leadership, communicate that you are feeling overworked and establish a plan.
Here's to happy & healthy working in 2023!