I just can’t stop working. I’m serious. It takes real effort for me to stop working. I love my wife and daughter, I love my friends, and I love my hobbies, but its always been difficult for me to stop working and spend time with them. Work feels so immediate.
I don’t feel overwhelmed at work, it just feels like there is always something useful I could be doing. I like feeling motivated and it makes me feel good about myself to be good at what I do. In short, creating a good work/life balance is really hard for me. And I’m not the only one.
Almost everyone has trouble finding a work/life balance that works well for them. It doesn’t matter if you tend to work too much or too little, the problem is the same: how do you work enough that you are successful at your job while still finding the time to have a life outside of work. It is a question we all face. And the bad news is that working from home makes it more difficult to find the answer.