Does it exist?
For those who love what they do and do what they love, there will always be a pull to do whatever feels best at a given moment. However, how do you balance that across personal and professional lives?
I am fortunate enough to have a loving wife and extended family, including my dog, all of whom I love to spend time with doing anything (really!).
I’m also fortunate enough to work at a great company with fantastic people in a growing industry in which I network with incredible people.
Often times, I feel like not going to work because I’ve having so much fun at home (uhhh, most Monday mornings! 🙂
On the flip side, 5pm rolls around and I’ve finding myself knee deep in work stuff and I just can’t pull myself to get into my car and head home.
What do you do? How do you deal with the push and pull of creating a proper work-life balance?
I don’t have the answer. However, here are a few things I’m trying to see if I can get a better grip on this problem. Let me know what you think in the comments and if you have better suggestions, please share!
- Disconnect work email from my mobile devices. (exception: work-related travel)
- Leave the office at 5pm, regardless of when you get in. (exception: work-related travel; concession: get to office early)
- Do not work on weekends or in the evenings. (exception: the world is coming to an end, work pings me via phone call)
It’s a start, and it has worked to an extent. Let’s see what happens.