April 18, 2024

Conquering the Work/Life Blend

The term work-life balance is often a topic of conversation in the workplace. Work-life balance is defined as proper prioritizing between work and personal life. Should we all be striving for work-life balance? Is it an achievable goal that we should attempt to reach? Finding the balance between our education, career and ambition mixed with family, health, pleasure and leisure is tough.

April is work-life balance awareness month, but in reality, a truly equal work-life balance is unattainable. We all live a blended lifestyle that includes work, family commitments, hobbies, education and more. A work-life-education blend does not mean an even balance of each, but an integrated mix to provide a healthy lifestyle for you individually. Your balance may look completely different than the balance of another person. CSU has the flexibility needed to incorporate an online education into any lifestyle by letting you make decisions that are best for you.

Incorporating education into an already busy lifestyle can be intimidating, but blending it into your current lifestyle is why an online education is a great choice instead of traditional schooling. Columbia Southern University was founded to ease the commitment of adding education to a busy lifestyle. We make a blended lifestyle easier to attain with our online classes.

In a recent Huffington Post article, “Forget Work-Life Balance: Aim for Blend Instead,” Rebecca Frasher-Thill depicts, “We should see ourselves as a whole and integrated person, not as someone splintered into a million tiny pieces that must be kept isolated.”

Deciding how to blend work, life and school together will provide the ultimate success for academic functioning. It is easy to set your own schedule with our online classes. CSU lets you decide what best fits your needs with flexible schedules including regular term courses or LifePace Learning.

Studying for each class takes time, but with proper studying techniques like building downtime in your schedule, finding the right place to study, not being afraid to ask for help and staying organized makes it easier to get where you want to be.

Achieving a work-life blend is a feasible goal. Striving for a blended lifestyle is about finding an integrated mix of work, family and school.

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