Work life balance is the equilibrium between our professional and personal lives. The lines between work and home life have become more blurred over the last half century as technology removed the need for us to be physically located at work.
The switch to remote, home and hybrid working during the global pandemic has not remedied the situation. More than half of US employees said they have worked more hours while working from home during the pandemic and it’s had an impact on their wellbeing. About half of the US workforce have struggled with workplace stress and one quarter have reported feeling close to burn out in the past.
If you are considering a move overseas, we’re taking a look at five countries with great work life balance where you can expect:
- To have more holidays from work
- To have benefits like maternity and paternity leave
- To have more time to spend with friends and family
- To have more time for hobbies and volunteer work you enjoy