I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of work/life balance recently. I feel like the workplace environment can be so competitive that having a balance between work and life is really difficult. For me, finding work/life balance means, usually, that both fill up equal amount of time. I go to work at 7:30am and I come home at 4pm, Monday through Friday. From time-to-time work takes up more hours in the day and from time-to-time life takes up more time. The problem with most work situations is that you’re encouraged to come in early or stay late. If you come in and leave at the same time you aren’t viewed as driven or dedicated. I personally think that’s BS.
Here me out. I work so I can do fun stuff outside of work. I like what I do and I work really hard. Obviously I know that sometimes I’ll need to give more to work and that’s alright. I guess what I’m getting at is that you shouldn’t let work stuff get in the way of spending quality time with family and friends. You need to still need to have a life. If you dedicate all of your waking ours to work then you’ll burn out. No one wants that.
So now, I’m going to take my own advice and go hang out with my hubby. It’s really easy to get distracted with work and/or blogging but not tonight! Tonight we’re watching a movie and cuddling.