Emotional Intelligence: Its Positive Influence on Work-Life Balance

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Dr. Safia Farooqui


In this time of increasing work pressure, stress, changing technology, unrealistic deadlines and globalization, Work-life balance is a serious issue for individuals. While life in general entails the pursuits of career, profit, family, society obligation, spiritual achievement, mental and physical health, striking equilibrium is often a challenging task. A state of stability for an individual is where perfect synchronization and balancing of the above-mentioned tasks is required. However, it leaves the individual in a constant state of distress and turmoil. This quest of seeking balance causes many to experience emotions of breaking trust, baffled uncertainty, stagnant creativity, forsaken commitment, disappearance of team loyalty and strained relationships between colleagues and peers. Therefore, the need to control and manage emotions constitutes a pivotal part of our lives.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to manage one’s own emotions and that of others too. Work-life balance in the literal sense is viewed as a division of one’s time and focus between professional and family time/activities.

This study looks into understanding the relationship between emotional intelligence and Work-life balance. It also examines the role of emotional intelligence and Work-life balance among the employees.

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