It IS possible to balance work and life; just need to create boundaries. Admittedly, I’m not good at doing this, staying tethered to work nights and weekends and mind always racing about what needs to be done next.
When I’m home, I feel I’m cheating work. When I’m working, I feel I’m cheating home.
Being fully “present” is a lifelong thing I’ve never reconciled.
This pic is from April when I decided to shut it down…mostly. From Friday nite through Sunday morning I focused on time with wife, son, daughter, friends. (I did monitor work email and issues just in case.)
This pic is from Penn State’s annual Blue White spring football wrap-up…with friends we see maybe 8 times per year. It was important to be fully present and I was. We had stupid fun and laughed, really laughed. Laughing is good.
We work to live, not the other way around.