The idea of a work/life balance differs for everyone. And I think most people never really get as much life as they do work. We all just end up working for the weekend.
But that’s the reality of most jobs these days, when we accepted our positions we accepted the time commitment. We grind for five days straight, then try to relax and shake it all off in two. Unfortunately, work often blends into the life time. That’s why the separation is so important.
If you work too much, you’re making money to essentially do nothing with it. If you live too much, you probably won’t have any money to do all the things you really love.
It’s okay to work for the weekend – as long as you are making the most out of your weekends.
As long as you are sincerely creating a barrier between work and life, then it’s okay to let work consume you for the five days out of the week. Because you’re going to make up for it after 5pm or on Saturday and Sunday.
It’s never a bad thing to work towards something. Whether it towards a goal or towards your next nap. It’s something that keeps you motivated, something that allows you to dedicate yourself to your job so you can happily dedicate yourself to, well, yourself.
Make sure you are taking the time you need for yourself. You won’t be successful at work if you’re not successful in your home life. If you’re not sleeping enough, not having enough fun, not taking enough time off – you simply will burn out before you can even prove how great you can be in your career.
Work for the weekend, but make the weekends count.