I stumbled across this article by writer Jeff Haden today on LinkedIn, and it really made me reflect on why it’s so important to get the work/life balance right. While it’s crucial to invest a great deal of passion and focus on your career, it’s also key to dedicate passion, love, and time to your loved ones. Sometimes when you have a stressful day it’s easy to be blind-sighted by a never ending project, someone who bothered you at work, or other stressful challenges that we face during our day – and then in turn, you end up taking that home with you. It’s important to be able to switch off at the end of the day, and spend time with those who you love and that matter. I particularly liked the final part of his article:
– “No business relationship ever measures up to our real relationships. Go home early and strengthen yours.”
Well worth a read.