Work-life balance is non-existent, there is nothing like work-life balance, it does not exist, it’s a myth, Work-Life balance is BS. If you love what you do, you don’t work a day in your life.
“There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.”
I think that like any other aspect, work is also part of your life and like everything in life the trick is finding a rhythm and equilibrium, that would suit your needs best.
Most of us work because we want to support ourselves, our families and the people around us, in the ideal world we all want to be doing work that we love, are passionate about, fulfilling work, work that’s provides us with meaning and passion. But still, if your work is not providing you with joy every day you have to understand that working is what each of us does and it’s the contribution we make to society.
If you have a job that’s challenging and you’re passionate about, you tend not to feel resentful of its demands because you understand that it’s working for you, too
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them — work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls — family, health, friends, and spirit — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” ―Brian Dyson, former vice chairman and COO of Coca-Cola
We should think of work as part of a full life and a holistic experience, it becomes easier to see that success in one aspect often supports another. Even in the Bible Deuteronomy Chapter 3 talks about the different seasons in life, let me quote the Verse I like how its correlates with what I am writing.
Verse 22 says ‘’ Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
So “You can have it all, just not all at once.” Just like in Deuteronomy chapter 3; there are seasons of life where you will find that you have less time for yourself and will devote more to school or family or work. This is part of the normal ebb and flow of life.
When you think big and expect that you can have a positive experience with all that work and life have to offer, you’ll be more likely to make that happen.
Maybe we should bury “work-life balance” and think bigger and better about work-life fulfillment to do a little less balancing and a lot more living.