You want to perform well at your job so you devote countless hours at work instead of going home at a reasonable time. You want your personal life to succeed, so you find your self thinking about your family or problems at work. Neither is a recipe for a balanced healthy life and can lead to disaster.
Too much of anything can have negative effects on your life. If you find yourself working 65 hours a week, you may miss pivotal family events. If you find yourself spending time at work thinking of your family or doing personal things you may find your job in jeopardy.
The proper balance between work and your personal life lets you keep them both in check. A full personal life can be a stress reliever at the end of a busy workday.
The need for a separation between private and public responsibilities is even more pronounced when you own your own business. Having your own business is a huge responsibility and it can make you feel you need to spend every moment you can consumed with work. This can make your family feel neglected and negatively affect your health.
Starting your own business is a dream for many people. They long for the freedom from having a boss and to be able to set their own hours. Being all about work, however, simply replaces one set of problems for another.
Spending too much time on one thing can be self-defeating. You can reach a saturation point where you are no longer being effective.
Anything can grow tiresome if you do it to the exclusion of everything else. You can start making mistakes and grow tired of it even if it’s something you love. This can be disastrous for your business. It’s better to take some time off from what you’re doing to gain a fresh perspective.
We all agree that work is important, but finding time for yourself is just as important. It’s not easy to find time for both but it should be a priority. Removing yourself from a situation occasionally, helps to restore your energy and passion.