The Importance of Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Edwin Shoffner
2 min readJan 17, 2020

Entrepreneur Edwin Shoffner is a veteran of mattress merchandising, marketing, and retailing. Currently, Edwin Shoffner is the president of Mattress by Appointment; in this role, he works with more than 200 licensees across the country, helping them sell mattresses, regain their independence, and achieve work-life balance.

Work-life balance refers to a person’s ability to juggle work duties and non-work responsibilities in a healthy way. Achieving this mix is not easy, especially in the high-workload environment that defines many offices today. A lack of work-life balance can have far-reaching negative impacts on the lives of individuals.

One of the results of poor work-life balance is deteriorated health. When a person is overburdened and stressed out by their work, they lack sufficient time to unwind, sleep well, or exercise. This constant pressure and lack of attention to health puts stress on the body’s immune system, increasing the likelihood of illness.

Beyond physical health, a lack of work-life balance can also affect mental health, causing issues such as depression. Left unchecked, chronic stress can result in burnout, a situation in which is when a person is unable to perform basic tasks because of sheer mental fatigue.

Achieving a healthy work-life balance helps stave off stress-related illnesses. It also allows for more time to engage with friends, fulfill family obligations, and participate in hobbies. Overall, if balance is maintained, a person can become healthier, and their lives can be richer and more meaningful.

Originally published at http://edwinshoffner.wordpress.com on January 17, 2020.

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Edwin Shoffner

As the president of Mattress by Appointment in Greenville, South Carolina, Edwin Shoffner builds on more than 30 years of experience in the bedding industry.