Work Life Balance
Is there really such a thing?
At times of craziness in the office (such has been the last two months), and it always creeps up on me, I really question this concept, and how people achieve it. This may sound crazy, but the more I try to achieve this balance, the more I stressed I feel. I feel like I’m catching up to relax.
Take this week, for example.
Monday – I worked 9 – 6, and then I have volleyball at 6:30 – 8:30pm. After volleyball, the bf and I head home and watch an episode of our latest obsession – The West Wing.
Tuesday – I worked 9 – 7 and then I have dinner with a girlfriend. Roll in at 10:30pm, talk to the bf and pass out.
Wednesday – I worked 9 – 6, then come home to make dinner and take an evening stroll.
Thursday – I will be working 9 – very late? and probably pass out when I get home.
Friday – Working 8 – noon (hopefully) and heading out for an afternoon with the ladies of my office to enjoy summer.
Now, it doesn’t sound so bad. Really. But I just feel so pooped at the end of the week.
I’m not sure how to go about simplifying this schedule/life style that I have. Do I work less? Do I schedule less things? I already feel like I don’t see my friends enough, and I love playing volleyball, every week – despite the arduous task of leaving work on time to make it there.
How do you deal with your work life balance? What are some of the tricks or words of wisdom that you have learned over the years? I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on this topic 🙂
Note: BF was away on business for much of this year, and now that he’s back (for an extended amount of time), I do spend a lot of my spare time with him, as well. So maybe I need to work on that balance, as well. 😛