Here in Japan, the balanced lifestyle has become one of the hottest current issues on life in Japan. It relates to the creation and successful management of a balanced lifestyle for all its residents. Gone are the days of the stereotypical husband and wife separation, families in which the traditional bread winner is married to work and the children grow up without ever really knowing him. Today those living in Japan expect income, lifestyle and the ecological surrounds to all work together.
I have often found positive change in Japan to be sudden and progressive and the opportunity to adapt to such change is real. A truly balanced life dynamic is one my wife and I have been living for some years now, and being a small business operator doing a job I love has allowed me to integrate work, family life and leisure activities into a single, cohesive lifestyle that minimizes stress.
Becoming a Smith’s School of English Franchisee is one of the cornerstones of that life for me. In this business model, I have an ideal opportunity to coordinate and balance all aspects of work, family, education, hobbies and leisure. Here in Japan and at Smith’s having the ability to set working hours and deciding how much time is devoted to work makes my life less stressful, more enjoyable, more productive and ultimately healthier.
As a home, Japan is a safe, secular, easy-going society where everyone is free to choose their own way of life and career path. Besides all that, it’s a truly interesting and fun place to live that also isn’t anywhere near as expensive as history has told. A great many things are free and the ability to save a little money at month end is very refreshing.