The Facts About Balancing Life & Work [infographic]

For the modern entrepreneur in an always-connected everywhere world, it can be insanely hard to find quiet time to relax and get away from the office.

You find yourself checking emails before you’ve even gotten out of bed in the morning, replying to emails during bathroom breaks, and making calls while you’re driving between appointments. In the middle of all that chaos, you hear about this thing called a “Work-Life Balance” and you think there’s no way it’s real. You’re not alone in your struggle.

In 2016, OnePoll conducted a 2,000 person survey for Groupon to find out how people feel about their work-life balance. Groupon used those results to create a great infographic that perfectly illustrates the struggle as well as offers some tips for relaxing more.

Some quick takeaways from the graphic include:

  • Almost 60% of Americans say there are not enough hours in the day to complete their tasks. They need almost an extra 4 hours a day (or a whole extra day a week!)
  • They feel more stress in the workplace as a result of burnout and a never-ending task list.
  • The most stressful time of the day is 1:42 pm.
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, home life is only slightly less stressful at 5 with work being 6.4
  • The average worker only takes 11 days off work each year and only spends 5 of them relaxing.
  • How does your day stack up to the average worker? Find out:

    Work-Life Balance
    Does any of this sound like you?

    Leave me a comment to let me know how you manage to keep your Work & Life Balance in check.  Maybe I will try some of your suggestions! 

    Written by Christina Hooper COO & WEB NINJA AT SPARKITIVE

    Christina Hooper - COO & Web Ninja

    I was blessed to grow up in a small town with a grandfather that owned the local corner store. His hard work and dedication taught me what it is to use your business to build a community.  After working with so many businesses in the last 14 years, I know the power of building relationships.  I believe that in order to succeed, businesses must build relationships - with customers, with each other, and with their communities. Thanks to technology, it is easier than ever before to build relationships with people all over the world and I love that I get to help make that happen. 

    My mission is to help businesses get better at building connections with prospects, turn customers into raving fans, and build brands that clients and customers are proud to know.