How my guitar and over-landing help me maintain a work-life balance. June 12, 2018

Let’s face it – today’s corporate life, especially at senior levels can create a feeling of being on the treadmill - endless meetings, travel, time from family, etc. We all know the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time. The constant scanning of our mobile phones. The “always on” feeling. You know what I mean.

In our professional lives, we sometimes find ourselves competing with our colleagues on how much hardship we suffer as a way of showing how much we excel professionally. Have you heard things like these?

"You wake up at 5am? Well, I wake up at 4am!"
"You work 60 hours a week? I work 80 hours a week - You snooze you lose baby!"
"I have not taken a vacation in 2 years!"
"I have worked 4 continuous weekends!"

While all of the above for a short period of time is fine and par-for-the-course in today’s professional world, if it goes on for long periods of time, it can eventually lead to burnout and in the worst cases alcohol addiction, severe health issues and broken families.

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