Careers advisors suggest job types based on your academic ability and preferences, financial aspirations, and general interests, but they rarely ask how much you love interacting with people. How do you find the perfect job if human interaction is your number one priority?
Work-life balance is not a new concept, but growing awareness of the harmful overlap of these two competing priorities, as well as not being agreeable to have a job at the expense of life is a somewhat new phenomenon. There’s an ongoing shift in the common perception of work and life, in general. Although such views are mutual to all age groups, millennials are the ones who are taking a step further toward their values and their idea of work and life.
In today’s modern society, when you spend the majority of your time awake at work, keeping your private life out of the office might not be that easy. Most of the time, your colleagues are the first people you see when you get up, so it’s hard for them not to notice when something is wrong or extremely good. However, despite the obvious, you should try your hardest to keep your private life private.
It may not be that easy at times and you would probably feel relieved spilling your guts to a friendly face across the desk but try not to. You might seem insensitive and restrained to your colleagues but office drama is something you definitely want to avoid. If you still feel like separating the two is not possible, here are a few tips on how to at least establish and maintain a balance.