Work-Life Balance

We all struggle with work-life balance — the quest for success and achieving our career goals balanced with our families and personal well-being. A Cadillac commercial that debuted during the Winter Olympics has struck some as an attack on any such balance and the search for meaning outside of work, worldly achievement, and the acquisition of more “stuff.” Share this article about the commercial and some of the benefits of working to live a more balanced lifestyle with young adults. Have a conversation about how our faith affects and is affected by our work:

  • What do you think of the commercial and the article?
  • What are some of the reasons you do the work that you do? (Or — if you are a student — Why are you studying what you are studying? What do you hope to do with your degree? A full-time parent: Why did you make the decision to parent full time?)
  • How do you balance your work (whether full-time employment, being a student, or a parent) with the rest of your responsibilities and the need for rest/relaxation?
  • What spiritual practices help you stay focused on what’s important in your life?
  • How is your faith affected by the work that you do? How does faith inform your approach to your work?