A Balanced Life
We all know that these days it’s not easy being an ambitious young leader in an increasingly more demanding workforce. We have one responsibility after another zapping us of all of our time and energy during the day, and by the time we get home we’re not sure whether to unwind for the day or continue the attempt to find a fulfilled life after working hours are over. All too often, we let our bodies make the decision for us, and we opt for the pillow and ice cream. The result can often be burnout, which is defined as “a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work”. Although burnout is not considered a disorder, it is listed in the World Health Organization’s ICD-10 (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th edition) under “Problems related to life-management difficulty”. That said, it is imperative that young professionals devise ways to maintain a healthy and satisfying lifestyle outside of the workplace in an effort to reduce the likelihood of burnout or similar dysfunctions.
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