Do I really need to “BALANCE” work/life…???
Over the last month I have been away….well, almost the entire month 🙂 I remember reading a few interesting articles and blogs about ‘work/life balance’ Have to say it got me confused and thinking… I started trying to figure out what if I was balanced….then I came to a realization that frankly, there is no way to know becuase it is so subjective to everyone. I disagree with the whole concept of balance, semantically. Why would I want to balance it…….it should definitiely be OVERbalanced in favor of life. Admittedly that is my own outlook, but I have been looking around at some of the people I work with…asking them what they think. It always comes down to a ‘time’ issue…..do I spend as much time at work as I do at home; or spend as much time working as I do in living. Very tricky question indeed.
A lot of my friends simply cannot leave work at work…they are online or doing stuff at home afterhours (do not get me wrong, I certainly do this sometimes myself) It makes me wonder…..is there just too much work sometimes for more than one person, too many interuptions for people during the daytime, expectations set that the work has to be done regardless of it being done during work hours or after work..
After considering a lot of things, I have to say that over-balancing on the side of life is much nicer and easier in a lot of ways. Makes the day go quicker and lets me do what I have to do during the daytime…..of course the family likes it better as well…LOL
I hope everyone takes a few minutes to think about their situations and makes the best decision possible for them when it comes to living and working!