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Work–life balance

Listen to a radio interview about maintaining a good work–life balance to practise and improve your listening skills.

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It depends on the rules of the company you work in. In my previous job, I had to work 12-14 a day plus all the weekends. It was horrible, I felt exhausted all the time. And the funny thing about this, it didn't make any sense because of the worse project management ever. We just wasted our time at work without achieving any goals. The most stupid work I've ever done. I quit after two months. Still don't know why I even went there. Where was my mind?
Anyway, the bad experience is also experience ))

Nowadays, it’s good that I don’t have to waste time and energy going back and forth between work and home. Feel less stressed. ;)

I accept the author's idea. After emergence the new technology and using it, workplaces have completely changed. Worklife has changed after using Internet and tools of transforming information. I remember when I newly started a job, I had to work lately when I had something important to do. Moreover, I sometimes worked in the weekends by showing up in the office. Now my work hours are more flexible. I can preferably adjust my work lives. I receive or reply to email via phone or I do something important from home. So, now I have more time in the office. The amount of workload is less than before. I sometimes do my duties in the evening or at night. For example, making presentations, marking papers, data entries, reviewing home works and so on are things that I can do them at home or in another places.
On the hand, during quarantine season in a lot of countries and in most popular companies people do their duties from home. I think this is the result of using Internet and it makes more easy to do some duties from home. We all know that using Internet increases very fast. It is virtually globalized at the moment.
Thanks,
Tayyebi

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Kirk

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Dear administer of site, I haven't reached to audios since this morning. I hope to solve my problem.
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Hello Sharif Tayyebi,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

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Kirk

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in my opinion, I think to manage your work-life balance when you master how you organize your day. and what're the priorities about your life and your work. what you should to do now and it's relevant to the situation you live

Im agree with iiirx6 because if you follow those habits and manage your time frequently you will have good results so you don´t get frustrated easily with extra-time hours of work. As he/she said you should writte a work schedule.
Perhaps what you are looking for is not the right way to react. An important fact of following these tips includes this condition:
If you clean your work stand possibly you don´t get stress.

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