Basically, work life refers to how we combine work and lifestyles to be more compatible and less in competition with each other. There are many understandings of the intersection of work and personal lives. Some scholars refer to “fit,” others to “balance” – which many people feel is impossible to achieve because the term “balance” suggests a 50/50 division, and we all know life and work do not align evenly on the scale at all times. “Balance” is more about fitting work and personal lives together over time, not just at any one time. Some people refer to work life “integration;” others don’t want work to integrate into their personal life. It’s really up to you to define the way you combine productive, meaningful work with a satisfying and fulfilling personal life.