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The end of the work-life balance

Work-life balance used to mean aiming to leave work on time so that you could have hours left over in the day to devote to such essentials as exercise, eating well, spending quality time with friends and family, pursuing hobbies and getting a good night's rest.

But in the modern technological age of smartphones and tablets, the always-on nature of our lives means that work follows us wherever we go, and being physically removed from our workspace counts for little in terms of "switching off." Speaking with the Law Society of New South Wales Journal, DTC's Head of Organisational Development Services, Rachel Setti, says that trying to force a separation of work and personal life only compounds the problem, and that unless we actively integrate work and personal time, our happiness and general wellbeing may dwindle.

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