Is it really true that having an organized private life has a positive effect on our work performance? Or can we even reverse the question: how do private life problems affect our performance at work? In recent years, decades, the number of divorces has skyrocketed worldwide. With the advent of online dating, it seems to be getting easier and easier to meet people and even look for new relationships if the old ones don't work out well. How does our private life affect our work performance? Is there a correlation between having our private life in order and performing better at work, or vice versa: do we find it less important to advance in our job when we have private life problems? When we have private life issues, are we more likely to 'self-medicate' by burying ourselves in work? In this article, we explored the possible connection between our private life and our performance at work.
Is there a balance?
The difficulties of recent years have also tested relationships. Working from home and being confined can cause unexpected problems, in addition to the accelerated world and economic difficulties contributing to it becoming increasingly difficult to find balance between work and private life. Achieving perfect harmony is almost impossible. In order for our lives to function in balance, it is important that both our private life and our workplace are more or less in order. However, the picture of what it means to be 'in order' is much more nuanced than it appears at first glance.
One is successful, the other is not.
In a relationship, the source of conflicts can often be that one partner is successful, satisfied with their work, enjoys it and is progressing nicely according to their plans. The other partner, however, is not in such a good situation. They don't feel that they are in the right place, or they don't even know what they want - or they are facing a lot of failures and setbacks at work. Such situations can lead to tension in the relationship, since our work-related problems (or successes) greatly determine our mood. If we take our work problems home with us, then arguments and quarrels can become a daily occurrence between the two partners. This can further increase the distance between them, as the one whose work-related matters are going well may be inclined to escape even more into their profession - which can become a source of further problems, and in the long run can even lead to the dissolution of the relationship.
Who has the hardest?
Which age group is it most difficult for to 'combine' work with private life in such a way that an imbalance in one area does not have a negative effect on the other? Which age group is most affected by the psychological risks associated with the workplace? How do we handle a workplace difficulty without it affecting family life and relationships? Psychological difficulties associated with work and work performance can affect almost any age group. They may be particularly pronounced after the birth of children, as it is very difficult in that situation to find a sustainable balance between work and family life. It is almost impossible to perform perfectly on both fronts at the same time - yet parents, especially mothers, often expect this of themselves. Or our lives may be such that it is almost impossible to coordinate the two areas - since finding the right job depends not only on individual competencies but also on the economic situation and housing options. If one area does not develop as we would have liked - for example, if we cannot find a job that is compatible with the family - this will inevitably have an effect on the atmosphere at home.
Is someone more adaptable if they have no connections?
We tend to think that those who have no connections - whether young or old - feel that job advancement (at least temporarily) is more important, and therefore are more flexible and can be more heavily burdened. However, research in recent years has shown that this may work for a while for young, entry-level employees, but after a while it does not work well for work if someone's personal life is not going well.
If the home life is organized...
It seems that a well-functioning family background is beneficial to all employees. If both partners can manage the relationship well, it is almost certain that this harmony will also affect their work and they will successfully overcome obstacles there. They become good team players, pay attention to others and are able to subordinate their individual goals to the team and the common task. How well we can coordinate our work and private roles depends a lot on the company where we work and how it can create a favorable atmosphere for this. This may include mental health awareness information and psychological assistance related to the workplace - which, if we have the opportunity, it is worth taking advantage of.