Work-life balance

“Work-life balance” is a term used to separate your leisure time from your career. What you may consider a balance might be different than someone else’s.

For the past four years, my life has been my work. From the second I woke up to the the second I went to sleep, my work was on my mind. Sleepless nights were common. I casually made time for my friends and family, but in the back of my mind I was thinking about work.

In retrospect, I don’t regret those four years. My priorities were different. I also knew that I was young-er and could pull these nights off. If I do this today, I’ll be sleeping for the next twelve hours. I see time as an investment now. I prefer to get better rest at night than work late and waste most of the following day.

Now, I emphasize the “life” part in work-life balance. I’m in a stage in my career where networking and personal branding is a priority.

Like I said before, your work-life balance will be different than other people. They’re at a different stage in their lives, and they also have different goals.

When you define your work-life balance, remember to stay focused and take each step carefully.