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Inspiring Work Life Balance Quotes to Help You Recharge

These work life balance quotes can help you to gain a better perspective on how important it is to take care of yourself and put your needs first.

The idea of achieving a healthy work-life balance is becoming increasingly important in today’s society.

With many people struggling to manage both their professional and personal lives, it can be difficult to find the right balance.

To help you on your journey towards finding this harmony, I’ll be highlighting some inspiring quotes about work-life balance that may just give you the motivation you need to make any necessary changes.

From mantras about taking time for yourself to reminders of why putting family first is so important, these quotes can provide insight and a sense of clarity that can help you move forward.

Work life balance quotes

1. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

2. “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs

3. “I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.” – Oprah Winfrey

4. “There is no such thing as work-life-balance – it is all life. The balance has to be within you.” – Sadhguru

5. “Forget work-life balance…Do the thing you want and create systems to support that. Perfectly imbalanced in the direction you want to go is perfectly acceptable.” – Richie Norton

6. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

7. “Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” – Gary Keller

8. “Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it’s a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work.” – Joshua Osenga

9. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘To do’ list.” – Michelle Obama, Former First Lady

10. No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office’.” – Paul Tsongas, Politician

11. “You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful.” – Andrew Wilkinson

12. “You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

14. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” – Heather Schuck

Deep work and family quotes

15. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney

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16. “You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” – Marissa Mayer

17. “Work is work, but family is for life. That’s what really matters.” 

18. “Invest in your work-life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.” – Stephen Gillett

19. “Work hard, but make time for your love, family and friends. Nobody remembers PowerPoint presentations on your final day.” – Chetan Bhagat

20. “I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.” – Beyonce

21. “No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your life and family might not be.” 

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22. “Aim high, work hard, and love your family.” – Deborah Roberts

23. “Never forget, your family should always have priority over your work.” – Mary Kay Ash

24. “When in doubt, choose the kinds. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” – Anna Quindlen

25. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

26. “This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.” – Mitch Albom

27. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Work too much quotes to help you take time to slow down

28. “Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back and do nothing.” – Lori Deschene 

29. “Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

30. “You need to balance work and life, and work shouldn’t sacrifice life.” – Ed Van Liew

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31. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

32. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

33. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” – Betsy Jacobson

35. “When you work too much, you are boring – that is possible. But to have a happy life, if you can do several things in the correct way, that is perfect.” – Diego Della Valle

36. “The gift of balance in your life – May you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

37. “Finding the balance between work and relaxation is key. Work too much and you will burn out. Don’t work enough and your dreams will forever stay as dreams.” – Reality Check Podcast – Episode 33

38. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett

39. “Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink.” – Rudyard Kipling

40. “When you feel overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time, remind yourself that all you can do is all you can do.” – Brian Tracy

41. “One of the fears of having too much work is not having time to observe. And once you get recognized, there is nowhere for you to look anymore. You can’t sit on a night bus and watch it all happen.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

42. “Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.” – Walter Annenberg

43. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” 

Motivational work life balance quotes

44. “You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” 

45. “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen Covey

46. “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” 

47. “We think, mistakenly that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work instead of the quality of time.” – Arianna Huffington

48. “You can maintain work-life balance even while pursuing careers.” – Chanda Kochhar

49. “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Philip Green

50. “Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.”

51. “Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.” – Wayne Dyer

52. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

53. “Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.” – Marian Wright Edelman

54. “Everything is about balance. You can’t work, work, work, work without any play.” – Janelle Monáe

Final thoughts

We must all remember that life is about living, not just working.

Take the time to enjoy yourself and the world around you.

Engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment.

When you can take the time to create a balanced lifestyle, I believe, is when you find true success and harmony in life.

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