Professionals talk frequently about achieving life–work balance as a way to reduce stress, set boundaries, and keep those two parts of their lives separate. While it’s important to strive for healthy goals, constantly seeking a strict life–work divide can in fact make daily life more complicated than it needs to be. Practicing a good life–work balance means discovering ways to help your career complement your personal life, and vice versa. An integrated life is a more focused, fulfilling life.
Spending time at work is one thing; spending time on the road is a completely different story. When professionals have to dedicate significant portions of their personal time to commuting, their resentment toward their job can build over time, even when they love the job itself. When choosing a place to live, location is, indeed, everything.
Traffic in downtown Columbus can be frustrating, and you don’t have to live in the middle of it all just to avoid a long commute. At The Charles at Bexley, 71, 270, and 33 are all within a five-minute reach, so you can get to your city job easily without spending too much of your precious free time on the road.
When planned strategically, a social life can enhance, not detract, from work life. Surrounding yourself with like-minded professionals in a similar stage of life adds fun and moral support as well as opportunities to make business connections. With monthly mixers, a club house, dog park, fitness center, and walking trails, The Charles makes it easy to meet other professionals just steps from your door. Columbus itself offers a rich nightlife after hours as well as events (such as Speed Networking) that are designed to get you connected.
The right amenities at home make a big difference in your career, too. When seeking a life–work balance, you don’t want to be thrown off by difficult parking, unreliable appliances, or a cramped floor plan. The Charles features attractive, modern design; natural light; stainless steel appliances; remodeled bathrooms; ample storage; reserved carports ($20/month); and many other amenities designed to bring beauty and order to your busy life. Work remotely? Our townhomes with finished basements make it easy to set up a quiet, luxury home office.
The Preferred Employer Program at The Charles brings exceptional living and career success together with a number of perks designed to help you soar. Participants receive discounted deposits, waived application fees, free carport rental, and referral credits of $250 for every co-worker you refer.