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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Why separate your personal, professional, and social life?

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I have a strong view on keeping your personal, professional and social life separate. There is a mix view on the topic of keeping your personal, professional and social life separate, many agree with it and others disagree. I agree with keeping your personal and professional life separate because you may get to a stage in your profession where you want to keep your private life, private. I mean it's called private for a reason right? Personally I keep my
professional, personal, social and my blogging life separate to one another. I try to keep a balance of all the things, and I don't mix any because I like my privacy. It's simple as that.

I want talk about a little about professional, personal, and social life. Your professional life is when you are working to earn a living. Your personal/private life is you and your family and it's your private life. Lastly your social life is a life outside your house and professional life. A social life usually means interacting with others (shopping with friends, going out to eat, doing things you enjoy etc.).

If you were at work talking to a colleague you wouldn't start discussing your private life with them, or about your social life. Most work places are very professional. You may ask the 'normal' questions to get to know one another but everything will most likely be very professional. When you are at work you will only be talking about your professional life, and talking about any assignments you may be assigned with. There may be times where you might have to take some work home with you to do, which may interfere with your personal life. But that's okay as long as you have your timings set out properly. It's best (if you can) as soon as you leave the doors at work leave your professional life there.

When you get home it's your personal/private life with your loved ones. You may decide to go out and have a social life but the last thing your friends might want to hear is all about your professional life or the problems in your personal life. They may want to know what you do as a profession but maybe they don't want to know every single detail about your working life. 

For example- A Youtuber (who does it for a living) has to show you some parts of their day but still they will never show you their private life. This links in with my previous post 'everything is not always as it seems'. Most Youtubers Facebook's are private because they choose to keep their personal life private. I'm sure when they go out to socialise they don't discuss what it's like to be a Youtuber because they want a break and they just want to enjoy their time off camera. So that's my little example that sometimes separating your life may be for the best because you get that consistency of life. 

Mixing all three is a personal choice but I personally feel that if they are separated from one another then that is the best thing. Maybe five years into your profession you end up changing your mind and you don't want to mix your lives together, so it will be harder at that time to then separate your life straight away. It's best to just think ahead. If you mix all three then you have to be prepared that there may be some consequences of doing that.

Let me know in the comments below if you mix your personal, professional, and social life together? Also what do you prefer? 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

If you enjoyed reading this then you'll love reading my top '6 ways to keep your personal, professional and social life separate'.

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  3. It's always good to keep something for yourself. If you show too much, it gets to be too much for you. And the line between fantasy and reality gets blurred.

    xx Yasmin
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    1. Thank you for your comment Yasmin and I agree <3
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  4. What a lovely post! I love your confidence in your poses! FLAWLESS! xo

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    1. Aww, thank you soo much for your kind words :) xx

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  5. This is a good post, I have just gotten back from Europe and before that I was working an 8-5 job and a casual job on the side and having any personal time to myself was just to much of a struggle. I feel like I never stopped. I'm glad you manage to keep your personal time so separate xx

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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    1. Hey Liz! Thank you for your lovely comment. I hope you start to find a balance, I know it can be very hard -.-! But everyone deserves some 'alone' time :) xxx

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  6. This is a really interesting post! I haven't really ever thought about this much, but I can definitely see reasons for both sides of the issue. I like to hang out with my work friends outside of work every once in a while, but making a habit of it can be weird. Great post!
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thank you soo much for your comment hun! You're right, it's okay to go out with friends now and then but making a habit of it can be very weird. xxx

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  7. This is a great topic. Such a great post! I agree for most part, when I work on a job I try and keep it as professional as I possibly can. Mixing them too much can drive you nuts indeed!
    WritingMonique

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts lovely! xxx

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  8. Really interesting read, I think you're right it's best to think ahead rather than regret it in the future.

    I struggled with this a lot in the beginning of becoming selfemployed as my partner and I had no where to seperate work from home life and then social life was the way forward for our business through word of mouth.
    It's a balance for everyone I guess and one that can be really stressful if you don't get it right.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Georgee from pixelsandpine.com

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    1. Thank for taking the time to comment hun and I'm glad you have found a balance now <3 I know it can be very stressful if you don't get it right :) ox

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    1. Thank you for comment Emily. & I agree but imagine if you have a conflict then it'll become very awkward >.<! But you're right, there's nothing wrong with becoming friends :) xxx

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  10. Love love!!!!

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  11. Great post! It's really necessary to separate different aspects of life. Professional life is the most delicate of all, since it needs the best out of you and mixing it up with personal matters can get hectic and often ends up leaving a bad impact on your personality (ugh!).

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Noor- I appreciate it and agree with your comment :) xox

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  12. This is a really interesting post! I agree with you, but to be honest, I'm a very shy and private person in general. I don't like bragging about my personal life to other people, especially at work. I like being friendly, but really dislike mixing up personal life with work. It just causes too much drama!

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    Kay
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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Kay :)! I agree hun, too much drama haha! xxx

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  13. Back when I worked in an office I was very careful to keep my personal and professional life separate - it's always been very important to me! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Kate! & It's really important to me too *hi5!*
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  14. Wonderful post! Have a nice day:)

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  15. this is so on point. I do keep my life compartmentalized but sometimes you just cant help it if some part spill over. I do share pictures of my kids on my IG too :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience hun :D <3 xxx

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  16. I always make sure to put a firm line between my private life, work life and social life. I have never liked discussing my problems and private life crisis or happiness with anyone except my family. I just don't see the point in blabbering about my life with someone who just isn't interested. People get fed up of listening to your problems, so keep them to yourself. My motto! Lovely post Rose:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts gorgeous! I agree, people do get fed up of listening to your problems and it is best to keep them to yourself and discuss them with someone who cares, and wants to listen! xxx

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