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Work-Life Balance & Magical States of Being

Posted on 10.20.2015

There is a new term that has been thrown around recently and its meaning escapes most – it's called work-life balance. If you have a full-time job, family/friends, interest/hobbies, should you try to pursue this magical state of being?

As any full-time worker (or part-time for that matter) can tell you, it's difficult to achieve work-life balance, and it's only getting worse. Glassdoor just released data that shows work-life balance has decreased somewhat dramatically in recent years with satisfaction ratings falling from 3.5 in 2009 to 3.2 in 2015.

Some jobs, however, do allow for greater flexibility. Glassdoor identified the 25 best jobs for work-life balance based on feedback shared on its platform over the past year, and of the jobs listed, over half were either directly or indirectly related to technology.

The top 10 include jobs such as data scientist, SEO manager, social media manager, UX designer, digital marketing manager and Web developer.

In your own professional life, do you feel like you have achieved work-life balance?

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