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Connected Australians still struggle to find work/life balance


worklifebalanceAustralians connected to technology for between eight and 16 hours every day but are still struggling to find a suitable work/life balance, according to new research.

The research, conducted by budget mobile service provider Amaysim, revealed some disturbing statistics about our “always on” lifestyle.

One in two respondents agree a work/life balance is important but 66 per cent admit they still struggle to find the time for the important things in life like spending time with family and friends (73 per cent) and “me time” relaxation (53 per cent).

A third of those surveyed showed they are connected between eight and 16 hours a day.

But 82 per cent said they wanted to make a positive change in their lives but many say it’s too hard (22 per cent) or aren’t sure where to begin (26 per cent).

To that end Amaysim has decided to create a new website to show users that making small and simple changes can make a big difference.

The Daily Switch offers fun and easy daily tips on a range of topics including health and fitness, work and finance and connecting with family and friends.

Amaysim is also calling for May 5 to be Switch Off Sunday – a day for Australians to switch off their computers, tablets and smartphones and spend time with family and friends.

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