Work Life Balance: Go for Flow Instead
Tristan Kromer stashed this in Randomly Awesome
Work is a subset of life. It isn’t a separate, distinct thing.
Having no energy at the end of the day means that I’m not putting effort into my relationship and relaxing at the end of the day. I’d get more and more depleted as the weekday progressed, sleep less, not have the energy to exercise, and then want to sleep all weekend.
Armed with my observations about how my energy level is affected by the type of work I’m doing, there was an obvious fix for work life balance flow. I stopped worrying about how many hours I was spending at work and focused on how my workday flowed into my personal life.
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The most important thing you can do in work is manage your energy.
And be realistic about how much you can actually get done in any given day.
Good article, Tristan!