'Avengers' star Chris Hemsworth describes how he strikes a work-life balance

'Avengers' star Chris Hemsworth describes how he strikes a work-life balance
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Juggling work and life can be tough at the best of times. Doing so as the star of a record-breaking blockbuster can be even tougher.

But, according to "Avengers" actor Chris Hemsworth, it's all about making the time to strike the right balance.

Of course, that can be easier said than done, Hemsworth told CNBC Make It during a work trip to Singapore.

"Half the time it's out of my control," said the 34-year-old, who lives in Byron Bay, Australia with his actress wife, Elsa Pataky, and young family.

"But when it is in my control, or I have an opinion, I just try and make sure I'm at home as much as possible and with the kids as much as possible," he continued.

And sometimes it means combining the two: The "Thor" star said that, when possible, he tries to include his family in his work.

"If I do have to go to work, I try and bring them with me," Hemsworth said, referring to his five-year-old daughter and two four-year-old twins.

"You know, you've just got to make the effort."

The Aussie actor's comments reflect those of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who recently said he rejects the term "work-life balance" as a "debilitating phrase."

Instead, he says, he prefers to approach work and life as a "circle."

"If I am happy at home, I come into the office with tremendous energy. And if I am happy at work, I come home with tremendous energy," Bezos said in an April interview with Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of digital publisher Axel Springer.

"It actually is a circle; it's not a balance," the Amazon boss added.

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