There is no question being asked more often than how I manage my work/life balance. Every time someone asks me that question I struggle with a straight answer.
For me the concept of work/life balance is bullshit. The fact that we call it work/life balance automatically implies that one of the two is negative and we need to balance it with the other.
It usually implies that you have work on the evil side, and life on the other. It makes it look like these two things are competing for your attention and well being.
But work and life are not separate. They are the same, there is only one thing, it’s called LIFE. Work is part of my life, it’s not competing against it. Family is important, friends are important. But work is a huge part of who I am as a person. I believe work is one of the most important things in ones life.
Some people live where they work.
Others just visit.
I believe that work is the reason why I get up in the morning. It’s what I love to do with most of my days. I strongly believe that every person can make a living doing something they love. And often enough, it’s more of a mindset to become happy with your work. Often it’s not the work that sucks, but how we see it.
It’s only “work” if you don’t like it. If you love doing what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. And yes, you still need balance, because you need balance with everything you do.