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Work Life Balance Quotes – For Perspective & Inspiration

These quotes about work-life balance help to articulate just how important it is to keep a check on how we are allocating our precious and limited resource of time.

What is work-life balance?

Work life balance is the term used to describe the often-difficult task of balancing our work and home life and if we are allocating our time in a meaningful and effective way.

For many people, achieving a good work life balance can be difficult, especially if their job is demanding or they have a lot of responsibilities at home.

There are a number of ways to achieve a better work life balance, including making time for yourself, setting boundaries, and communicating with your employer, family and friends.

Why is work/life balance important?

Achieving a healthy work/life balance is important for both our physical and mental health. It can actually make us better at our work and our home life.

When we spend too much time working, we can miss out on important aspects of our lives outside of work, such as time with family and friends, hobbies, and self-care. This can lead to feelings of isolation, stress, and burnout.

When we spend too much time on other areas of life, we can feel that we are neglecting our work life, that we aren’t progressing quickly enough at work, dropping the ball or that we might be perceived as lazy or distracted.

It’s a fine line. Humans aren’t robots and there are always going to be competing demands for our time. There are also different seasons to life – when work and/or life demand a little more from us.

The good news though, is that achieving a healthy work-life balance can help us be more productive and motivated at work, more in touch with the other areas of our lives and overall, this help to create a more content and happy life.

The following quotes are interesting to consider and help to inspire a better work-life balance in general.

Work Life Balance Quotes

 

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” Brian Dyson

 

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“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” Zig Ziglar

 

 

“Remember that work and life coexist. Wellness at work follows you home and vice versa.” Melissa Steginus

 

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“No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.” Paul Tsongas

 

 

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” Dolly Parton

 

Work Life Balance Quote

“Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” Epicurus

 

 

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” Simon Sinek

 

 

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Charles Buxton

 

 

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” Heather Schuck

 

 

“Invest in your work-life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.” Stephen Gillett

 

 

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen R. Covey

 

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“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

 

 

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” Arianna Huffington

 

 

“Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.” Stephen Gillett

 

 

“You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart.” Andrew Wilkinson

 

 

Work Life Quotes

 

“You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.” Marissa Mayer

 

 

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” Charles Buxton

 

 

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa

 

 

“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” Phillip Green

 

 

“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” Oprah Winfrey

 

 

“Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.” Wayne Dyer

 

 

“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best, for yourself and for others.” Cara Delevingne

 

 

“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” Alain de Botton

 

 

“I think taking vacations and turning off the phone and only doing emails or social media for a specific short amount of time helps with work/life balance.” Maria Bamford

 

 

“Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it’s a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work.” Joshua Osenga

 

 

“You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” Katie Thurmes

 

 

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” Hillary Clinton

 

 

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” Gustave Flaubert

 

 

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” Stephen Covey

 

 

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” Michael Altshuler

 

 

“When I think about work-life balance, I don’t imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month, or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.” Jane Park

 

 

“The challenge of work life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man.” Stephen Covey

 

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