Self-Inflicted Overload Not having work-life balance is a major stumbling block to achieving one’s desires (i.e., the perfect day, quality relationships, a happy family, healthy living, peace, and the list goes on and on). Work-life balance is achieved when the obligations that come with a career and the responsibilities of daily life are in equilibrium. Neither work nor life has a dominant role. In the correct balance, one will experience a state of tranquility, which translates to PEACE. How does one achieve PEACE?