This week in the Wylde blog we’re exploring the “soft life” and how it’s actually what we’ve been promoting for years! Not another millennial term we hear you cry – but hey, if you can’t beat them, join them! The ‘Soft Life’ – a term that’s been buzzing around lately, especially among millennials. Essentially, the soft life refers to a lifestyle that prioritises comfort, flexibility, and a balanced approach to work and life.

The soft life is all about blending work seamlessly into the rest of life. It’s about having the freedom to work when and where you’re most productive, whether that’s from a cosy home office, a local café, or even a beachside cabana (if only!). The focus is on efficiency and output rather than the traditional 9-to-5 grind.

It’s basically trendy terminology for what Wylde and partners have been championing for the past couple of decades – the need for hybrid working and flexible work options. Hybrid working models allow individuals to embrace this ‘soft life’ fully – it’s a about avoiding burnout and making a change to the normalised grind. By offering a blend of remote and in-office work, employees gain the flexibility to structure their day around their personal rhythms and commitments.

Imagine starting your morning with a leisurely breakfast at home, followed by a productive work session in your favourite corner of the house. Then, perhaps you head into the office for a meeting or two, connecting face-to-face with colleagues and clients. Afterward, you might finish up the day back at home, tying up loose ends in a relaxed environment.

This flexibility is empowering. It allows workers to optimise their work-life balance, reducing stress and improving overall well-being. Plus, with fewer rigid office hours, there’s more scope for creativity and innovation – a win-win for both individuals and organisations.

At Wylde, we understand the importance of this lifestyle. Our focus on hybrid working and flexible options isn’t just about accommodating modern trends; it’s about nurturing a happier, more motivated team. By embracing this ethos, we enable the team to excel in their craft, all while enjoying the freedom and comfort they deserve. So, whether you’re already on board with the soft life or simply wanted to know what this new phase means (!) remember that it’s about finding your optimal balance. With the right blend of flexibility and structure, work becomes less of a chore and more of a fulfilling part of your everyday life.

Here’s to embracing the soft life – and making it work beautifully!