During this holiday I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting. Every morning I’ve been waking up at about 5-6am doing some writing, coming to this kind of location and just reflecting on what I hope the year 2019 will bring.
My parents have been asking me why am I getting up every morning at 5-6 in the morning. I mean I have worked the whole year and now on holiday, I’m still waking up early. working, writing and trying to push my business forward.
“Don’t you need a bit of work-life balance?” they said.
My dad specifically said, ”you’ve worked so hard shouldn’t you now take some time off?”
Although I understand what he’s trying to say, work-life balance is a very subjective thing. For some people, it’s never working and only partying. I know a girl whose travelling at the moment and she travels for like 6-7 months of the year. That’s a good balance for her.
For me, work-life balance is working always. I love work, entrepreneurship, writing, goal setting and creating a vision. That for me is a work-balance. If I’m working every day that’s a balance.
Work-life balance is whatever is going to make you happy. If that means for the next three months all you’re going to do is work, not see friends, family or get to the gym. If it’s going to make you happy then do that. Work life balance is not something you do to please other people. Work-life balance is if you are not happy, then change it. Otherwise, you’ve got a work-life balance. Sometimes you go through stages where you’re working incredibly hard and you need to take a break.
Work-life balance is a subjective thing. As long as you’re happy you’ve got the balance.