Personal life refers to the events that make up an individual's life and help shape personal identity. It may also be used to refer to time spent away from work, school or other commitments, pursuing personal interests and hobbies.
Some of the factors that make up an individual's personal life are hobbies and leisure pursuits as well as personal ambitions the individual pursues outside of work. Relationships with family, friends and pets are also a major part of many people's personal lives. In the 21st century, many workers seek ways to maintain both a rewarding personal life and attend to the demands of their job, a phenomenon call work-life balance.