Work-life balance has been an on-again-off-again hot topic for decades. You’d think we’d all have got the hang of it by now, employers and employees alike, but no, for some reason it continues to be a tricky act to pull off. What exactly is work-life balance? The idea of a conflict between time spent working and time spent at leisure dates back to the 19th century, but the modern-day idea of balancing your job or career and your lifestyle (often defined as health, leisure, family, friends, spiritual goals, etc.) was first used in the UK in the 70s.