In our contemporary work, we seem to be perpetually busy in a fast-paced existence. Many of us find it challenging to disconnect from our phones or social media and allow ourselves a change to rest and recharge. Work – life balance seems critical in ensuring that we are able to earn a living, follow our passions, and have time for family, friends, and other interests.When we choose not to work or are forced to not work (as is Gregor in The Metamorphosis or many of us during COVID quarantine),
- Can we separate ourselves from the working world? Explain.
- How much is work affecting our leisure?
- What are some strategies for achieving work / life balance?
Reflect on these questions and write a final reflection in 1-2 pages [275-550 words, double-spaced]. Discuss at least one of the readings or videos from this course and explain how they compare/contrast with your own views on work and life balance. Be specific; refer to the work by title and author (if applicable) and include passages or quotes that support your ideas.